The desert communities of Southern California are known for many things: Palm Springs golf, Joshua Tree National Park, the annual Coachella Music Festival, date shakes. Okay, maybe not that many things. But one thing they should be better known for is a vibrant underground rock scene, dating back to the ’80s when local kids began dragging generators out into the middle of the desert and jamming for their friends. It was while hanging around that scene that two friends, Joshua “Baby Duck” Homme and Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes, got the idea for what would become Eagles of Death Metal. Joshua — the tall, redheaded one — is better known for fronting another band called Queens of the Stone Age. But in EODM, he plays drums, produces, and just looks cool. Jesse — the mustachioed, bespectacled one — writes, plays guitar and sings lead vocals.