Long stuck in the shadow of the metal titans Queens of the Stone Age, the Eagles of Death Metal have so primed their swaggering, rock ‘n’ roll engine that no one will mistake them for a hot-rod side project again. Their recent concert in Madison, Wis., demonstrates their groove-oriented tunes can shake hips as well as preconceptions.
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Perceived primarily as Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s side project/dalliance with being the second banana, the Eagles of Death Metal proved an excellent, fun-loving boogie-rock act on their 2003 debut. Their new album is even better.