Eagles of Death Metal Extend Condolences to Paris Terror Victims
The following statement was released Wednesday from the band Eagles of Death Metal, whose name became well known around the world last week when terrorists attacked concert-goers at the band’s performance 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 Eagles of Death Metal shows are on hold until further notice.
Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive Eagles of Death Metal.”
Formed in 1998 by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes, the Eagles of Death Metal were named after a joke was made that the band’s sound would be what the Eagles would sound like if they attempted death metal. Their latest album, Zipper Down, hit stores last month and reached No. 14 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. Check out the video for the set’s lead single below.