In the fall of 2006, The Eagles Of Death Metal led by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme had an opening support slot with Guns N’ Roses. During the first concert with Guns N’ Roses, in Cleveland, Ohio on November 24, 2006, the band was not well received by the crowd at all and when Axl Rose came out to perform, he asked the crowd if they enjoyed “The Pigeons of Shit Metal,” and announced that the show would be their last with Guns N’ Roses.
Shortly thereafter The Eagles of Death Metal released this statement regarding the incident:
“At first, the audience refused to welcome us to the jungle, but by the time we took our final bow, it had become paradise city. Although Axl tried to November rain on our parade, no sweet child o’ mine can derail the EODM night train. We say live and let die. ”
They took further stabs at Guns N’ Roses, claiming that Rose had invited the band back for the rest of their scheduled dates as support act. The band also received full payment for the entire tour despite playing only a single show with the band. At the band’s November 18, 2008 show at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Jesse Hughes unveiled to the audience a “Pigeons of Shit Metal” tattoo on his left forearm that he acquired earlier in the day.
Here’s the explanation for Jesse himself…
The band even made a nice “Pigeons of Shit Metal” Guns N’ Roses inspired tee shirt.
Here’s a clip of The Eagles Of Death Metal performing on MTV with Josh Homme on drums and Dave Grohl on guitar…Bad Ass…