Eagles of Death Metal Issue Statement Regarding Paris Attacks


Story by Anne Erickson

‘Love overshadows evil,’ the members of Eagles of Death Metal say

The Eagles of Death Metal have released their first official statement since Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France was attacked by terrorists on Nov. 13, while the band was performing at the venue.

“While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France,” band members say in the statement. “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.”

Alexander was a merchandise manages with Eagles of Death Metal. His career also had him working with the Black Keys, MGMT, Fall Out Boy, Damon Albarn and Sum 41.

“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,” the statement added. “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.”

According to the statement, all Eagles of Death Metal are on hold “until further notice.”

“Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM,” the statement ends.