Duran Duran and Eagles of Death Metal Perform "Save a Prayer" on 'TFI Friday' [WATCH]
Eagles of Death Metal, the rock project created by Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, covered Duran Duran's 1982 single, "Save A Prayer" on the band's recent release of Zipper Down, and now the two groups have combined forces for a performance of the song on the UK's TFI Friday variety show.
Duran Duran's original version off of the band's smash hit sophomore record, Rio, falls right in line with its typical synth filled, new wave style. On Zipper Down, Eagles of Death Metal give it a fuzzed out guitar and make it far grittier than the sparkling original recording.
Singing alongside Simon Le Bon, Hughes reverted the song back to its cheesier origins but still seemed to enjoy the song clapping, dancing and snapping his fingers along to the heavily synthesized sound in a pink shirt, leather jacket and those large framed glasses that always adorn his face. Watch the performance below.
Homme didn't join the band behind the drum kit as he did for the band's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this year. In the past, he's worked on the band's recordings and left the touring to Hughes, while Homme continues work on other projects.
However, it would seem those other projects currently do not include new material for Queens of the Stone Age, as bassists Michael Shuman confirmed the band is taking a break after "two long years of touring."
Duran Duran on the other hand is in the midst of its own tour promoting the band's latest effort, Paper Gods. The group has several more stops throughout the UK to finish out the year following a string of U.S. dates, which had them performing the new collaborative single, "Pressure Off," on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers.
Fans can also watch Eagles of Death Metal perform "Complexity" on TFI Friday below.