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Eagles of Death Metal issue statement on terror attacks

Written by Scott Mervis on .

 

eaglesUntil today, all we had heard from Eagles of Death Metal was the Facebook post announcing that it was searching for its crew members.

The band has now issued a statement in the wake of the terror attacks on Friday at the Bataclan in Paris:

 

"While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones. 

Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.

We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.  
 
All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.

Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM."

 

In case you're wondering, the last time EODM played Pittsburgh was 2009 at Mr. Smalls. Leading up the show, frontman Jesse Hughes did an interview with the PG in which he talked about Axl Rose trashing the band as "Pigeons of S--t Metal" and how he made the transition from journalist to rocker: "Honestly, it was like I was a werewolf my whole life. I just didn't see my first full moon till I was 30."

 

 

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