Eagles of Death Metal Release Statement; EoDM & Duran Duran Duet Proceeds to Charity
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:52:20
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A few weeks before the horrifying terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13, Eagles of Death Metal and Duran Duran performed a version of "Save a Prayer" (from the 1982 Duran Duran album, Rio) on the London show, TFI Friday.
Since then, Duran Duran has promised to donate the royalties from the sale of the collaborative single to "a number of causes under consideration, all of which are peaceful, effective, and unifying," the band said in a statement.
Eagles of Death Metal, who lost their merchandise manager Nick Alexander in the attacks, have also issued a statement. The sobering message follows in full:
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.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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