Eagles Of Death Metal joined onstage by punk legend

Rat Scabies joins in on Damned cover

Eagles Of Death Metal were joined onstage in London by The Damned’s drummer Rat Scabies last night (April 8) as they tackled a classic by the punk outfit.

The drummer made a guest appearance at the HMV London Forum on the last night of the band’s UK tour – playing on a cover of his band’s 1976 debut single ‘New Rose’, widely considered to be the UK’s first punk release.

Introducing Scabies, frontman Jesse ‘The Devil’ Hughes said: “One thing I love about playing in London is you can play with your friends too. Everybody, Rat Scabies.”

The track was one of a series of covers featured in the set, along with Stealers Wheel‘s ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’, which famously featured in Quentin Tarantino‘s 1972 film ‘Reservoir Dogs’, as well as The Rolling Stones‘ 1971 classic ‘Brown Sugar’, reports BBC 6 Music.

The band also played a host of tracks from their 2008 album ‘Heart On’ including ‘Prissy Prancing’, which saw Hughes duet with Kim ‘Koko Bubbles’.