My Favorite Things: Eagles of Death Metal’s Hughes
The outrageous rocker on Gerry Rafferty, his pet kitten, and his favorite drug, Mathamphetamine.
This week: Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes, co-founder of Eagles of Death Metal with longtime pal Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). On September 20, Hughes will release Honkey Kong, his solo debut under the moniker Boots Electric.
“‘Right Down the Line’ by Gerry Rafferty or ‘Top Billin’ by Audio Two. ‘Right Down The Line’ is one of the sweetest and most beautifully produced songs ever, and ‘Top Billin’ gets the asses shakin’.”
“The soundtrack to Sweatin to the Oldies by Richard Simmons. My mom and her hot cougar friends would work out to this in their hot one-piece leotards. I would hide and watch!”
“The Holy Bible, King James Edition.”
“My precious all black kitten, the outlaw Josey Wales, because she was a gift from my immortal beloved, the porn star Tuesday Cross.”
FAVORITE MANTRA/QUOTE/PIECE OF ADVICE:
“Cabbages… knickers… it’s not got a beak!” from Clockwork Orange.”
FAVORITE PICK-UP LINE:
“I’ve got an eleven inch tongue and can breathe through my ears.”
“Mathamphetamine because it allows you to do the math that can calculate the formula to travel to the future.”
WATCH: Boots Electric “Honkey Kong” album trailer