Eagles Of Death Metal issue first statement following Paris attacks

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Eagles Of Death Metal have shared their first statement following the attacks in Paris last week.

Palm Desert rockers Eagles Of Death Metal have issued an official statement following the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday (13th Nov 2015).

89 people were killed during the group’s show at the Bataclan theatre, and the band have now broken their silence and spoken out about the atrocities for the first time.

In a statement on the band’s Twitter and Facebook pages, Eagles Of Death Metal expressed their sadness for the loss of their crew member, Nick Alexander, and their fans who lost their lives at the gig.

The statement read: “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.”

Thanking the authorities, Eagles Of Death Metal were optimistic in their post explaining that love will always conquer over evil.

“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.”

Finally, the Jesse Hughes fronted group confirmed that all EODM shows have been put on hold until further notice.

Eagles Of Death Metal fans are currently campaigning for their cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’ to get to No. 1 this Friday, in remembrance of the fans who died during the concert last week.

Duran Duran, who performed the track with EODM on TFI Friday, have recently revealed that all proceeds from the track will go to good causes.

Duran Duran said: “We are honored that the Eagles of Death Metal covered Save A Prayer, and included it on their most recent album.”

“We wholeheartedly support the campaign that the fans have mounted to show solidarity to the band that they love.”

“We will be donating all of our royalties from the sale of this version of the single. There are a number of causes under consideration, all of which are peaceful, effective and unifying.”

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