It's a tragic nature of the beast; Eagles of Death Metal are making news in the wake of Friday's (November 13) terrorist attacks in Paris that included the group's show at the Bataclan theater that claimed the life of its merchandising manager, Nick Alexander, among 117 others.
The group has, not surprisingly, announced that it's suspending the rest of the tour promoting its latest album, Zipper Down, with no hint as to when the band will return to performing live. EODM plans to release a statement about the attacks in the near future.
Meanwhile, the group's cover of Duran Duran`s "Save a Prayer" has appeared on the mid-week charts in Britain at No. 96, amidst a fan campaign to push the song to No. 1. Duran Duran has said it will donate all of its royalties from sales of the song to charity, although it did not specify which organization would receive funds. The cover appears on Zipper Down, which came out October 2.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.