Band Playing ‘Kiss the Devil’ at Paris Terrorist Attack Addresses Tragedy For First Time
Members of the California-based band Eagles of Death Metal on Wednesday tweeted their first public statement after their show at Paris’ Le Bataclan concert hall became the center of an international tragedy last Friday. The band reportedly was playing their song “Kiss the Devil” when three terrorists stormed the Paris theater, and indiscriminately began shooting into an estimated 1,000 concert-goers.
The band’s full statement reads: “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.”