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Jesse wants Dr Dre

Eagles Of Death Metal singer gets to work on new solo album
02 September 2009 - Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes is trying to recruit Dr Dre for a new solo record he is working on.

The singer told 6 Music he is working on a new project away from his daytime band in the autumn.

"I will be recording a solo record called Boots Electric Fabulous Weapon," he said.

"I'm trying to work with Dr Dre and my dream job of all time would be to work with (Outkast's) Andre 3000," he continued before he joked: "But I'll probably end up working with someone at K Mart."

The singer recently appeared at the Reading and Leeds festivals over the bank holiday weekend with Eagles Of Death Metal while band co-founder Joshua Homme also made a surprise appearance with his new guise Them Crooked Vultures alongside Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.
"With Eagles Of Death Metal, Joshua never treated it like a side project and the Foo Fighters were never a side project after Nirvana." Jesse Hughes, Eagles Of Death Metal

Hughes said although Homme is in and out of different projects, he treats them all like his main band.

"Our family doesn't treat anything like a side project," he explained. 

"With Eagles Of Death Metal, Joshua never treated it like a side project and the Foo Fighters were never a side project after Nirvana."

The singer also said that over the years, he has formed a close bond with Homme, Dave Grohl and his fellow band members.

"Josh Homme, (Eagles Of Death Metal and Queens Of The Stone Age drummer) Joey Castillo, Dave Grohl, and (Eagles guitarist) Dave Catching are like my brothers," he added. 

"I have a son and I don't trust anybody around my son except those dudes. That's the kind of guys they are."

Damian Jones

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