Eagles of Death Metal Speak Out for First Time Since Attacks: 'Love Overshadows Evil'
Eagles of Death Metal have broken their silence following an attack during their Paris concert at Le Bataclan.
Taking to Twitter, the band posted a statement expressing sympathy over the passing of their merchandise operator, Nick Alexander, who was gunned down by terrorists during the attack.
The band also thanked the French police, FBI, and state departments of both France and America and those that helped them stay safe during the attack.
They added: “love overshadows evil,” before announcing all of their future shows are on hold until further notice.
Ending with “Vive la musique, vive la liberte, vive la France, and vive EODM.”
Josh Homme, a member of Eagles of Death Metal who was not on the tour, is raising money for the families of the Paris attack victims through his Sweet Stuff Foundation.
Homme, the singer of rock band Queens of the Stone Age, received a text message from Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach, who was in Paris performing with his other band, The Arcs, during the time of the attacks.
Auerbach told Rolling Stone: “I heard there was a bombing at the Eagles of Death Metal concert. I said, "Are you kidding?" I texted Josh Homme and I said, "Are you alright?" He said, "Yeah, I'm in L.A. Why?" I didn't put two and two together that he didn't tour with them. So I said, "Oh thank God, I just heard a horrible story." Then it turned out to be true. It's just awful.”