Eagles of Death Metal Prep for Tour With Queens of the Stone Age at Local Bar




Jesse Hughes with Fire The Animal band in Silver Lake - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

By DONNA BALANCIA

The Eagles of Death Metal descended on a local LA bar, surprising the regular Monday night clientele and serving as a warmup for their opening slot on tour with Queens of the Stone Age.

Hughes and friends joined the band Fire The Animal during their Monday Night Residency at Tenants Of The Trees.

Hughes first joined Fire The Animal on the tiny stage at Tenants of the Trees for one song before taking a break, talking with locals and the new D.J.s and then hopping on stage with his band.

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Jesse Hughes took over the tiny stage at a local Silver Lake bar - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Jesse Hughes took over the tiny stage at a local Silver Lake bar – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

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Then joined by his bandmates, Eden Galindo, Jennie Vee and Jorma Vik, Hughes performed some EODM favorites including “Silverlake,” “Save a Prayer” and Bowie cover “Moonage Daydream.” The encore was “I Only Want You,” which brought down the tiny house. The standing room only crowd surrounded the tiny stage and the Fire The Animal locals sure got their money’s worth on this particular Monday.

Eden Galindo and Jesse Hughes: BFFs in a local bar - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Eden Galindo did a quick guitar string repair for Jesse Hughes at the local bar – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

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“I can’t believe this,” said Ron, a regular who was with his girlfriend. “I wasn’t expecting the Eagles of Death Metal, it’s great.”

Fire The Animal is good rock and roll, similar in style to Lynyrd Skynyrd only less country, blending rock with good guitar riffs and dynamic songs. It’s a good blend for Hughes, who came on the stage for the band’s rendition of “I Love You All the Time.”

Photo gallery:

Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee: Two Eagles of Death Metal huddle - Photo Donna Balancia
Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee: Two Eagles huddle – Photo Donna Balancia

 

Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee - Photo by Donna Balancia
Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Eden Galindo, Jesses Hughes and Jennie Vee of Eagles of Death Metal - Photo Donna Balancia
Eden Galindo, Jesses Hughes and Jennie Vee of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo Donna Balancia

 

Eden Galindo and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Eden Galindo and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

 

Eden, Jesse and Jennie of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Eden, Jesseie and Jennie – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Fire The Animal band with Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal - Photo by Donna Balancia
Fire The Animal band with Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Eden Galindo and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo by Balancia

 

Jennie Vee of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo by Balancia

 

Eden Galindo and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Eden Galindo and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

 

Eagles of Death Metal are prepping for their QOTSA Tour - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Eagles of Death Metal are prepping for their QOTSA Tour – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

 

Eden Galindo, Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee in Silver Lake - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Eden Galindo, Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee in Silver Lake – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

 

Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

 

Eden Galindo and Jesse doing his dance – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

 

Eagles of Death Metal minus Dave Catching – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

 

Eagles of Death Metal – photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

Eagles of Death Metal's Eden Galindo up in smoke - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia