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Eagles of Death Metal

It's been almost two weeks since the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris, that included opening fire on a crowd at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan that killed at least 90 people including their merch guy Nick Alexander. The band sat down with Vice's Shane Smith for a half-hour interview about that horrible night. You can watch it below.

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Sweet Stuff

A foundation created by Eagles of Death Metal co-founder Josh Homme [of Queens of the Stone Age] will begin accepting donations to help the family of musicians or crew members victimized by the Paris attacks, it was announced Monday.

The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded by Homme in 2013 to "help our musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability," according to its website. His father, board member and Palm Desert-based contractor Michael Homme, said they're extending that to include crew members and their families, including EODM merchandise manager Nick Alexander of Great Britain, who was killed in Friday's attack on the Bataclan Theatre in Paris that killed at least 89 people. [Desert Sun]

You can donate HERE.


Hopefully this moron isn't anywhere close to as popular as this viral video of him talking about Eagles of Death Metal and France,,,

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photo of 1 World Trade Center honoring France, via


To Everyone:

We love France. We love Paris. MGMT are fortunate enough to have played Le Bataclan four times, including three consecutive nights in the fall of 2010.
The people of France and Paris have always loved us back. Grateful isn't a word that adequately describes our feelings.

Three people instrumental in our reaching and loving France were at the Eagles of Death Metal show last night at Le Bataclan:

Delphine, our wonderful record label French bulldog, who fought tooth and nail for us to do the things we wanted to do; to be crazy; to go on French TV wearing Thanksgiving costumes with a vat of pudding; who took us to marvelous places in Paris; she was at Le Bataclan. She is okay. Unharmed somehow.

Arnaud, part of the pair of French live music promoters who saw us play a show at Glasslands in NYC in 2007 and said "we want to bring you to France". They did. Arnaud and his partner Pascal placed a big bet on us and we have never forgotten. Arnaud was shot in the chest last night. We have heard he made it to the hospital, had surgery and will survive.

And we also just found out Nick Alexander, who was one of the top crew members and merch sellers MGMT has had and one of the nicest guys in rock. He sold merch for us on our two European tours in the Fall of 2010, including those three nights at Le Bataclan. We are crushed to find out Nick is one of the victims of last night's insanity who didn't make it. If you have a t-shirt from that tour, wear it proudly to honor Nick.

Our thoughts and positive vibes are with anyone who was affected by what happened last night, including our good friend from The Whigs and Eagles Of Death Metal touring drummer Julian Dorio.

We make music and play music to help make people happy. It is what every band we've ever met wants to do. Happiness, like music, comes in many different forms and styles. But happiness doesn't come the way we saw last night. We all need to figure out how to make happiness win. Then the Aliens will come back and smile and bring us many amazing gifts.

We love you France. We love you Paris.


Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander was one of the many senselessly murdered at the Eagles of Death Metal show at Bataclan in Paris Friday night. He was their merch manager. He also worked with Best Coast, The Black Keys, MGMT and many other bands. A memorial fund, which has already raised over $35,000 in 10 hours, has been set up in his honor. Rest in Peace, Nick.

A message from the fund's creator Miguel Benavides can be read below...

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Jesse and Tuesday
Jesse Hughes

French band Red Lemons posted the following to Facebook:

Pour rassurer les personnes qui nous savaient au concert des Eagles of death metal au bataclan, il y a eu un attentat, nous allons bien.

For our american and english friends, a terrorist attack happened at the Eagles of death metal concert. We are safe. Mikel Ross, Eric McFadden we were with your mates Jesse, Tuesday, the other musicians outside, they're safe too, they took a cab.

"Tuesday" likely refers to Jesse's partner Tuesday Cross. According to Google translate, that first sentence means "To reassure people who knew us in concert Eagles of death metal to [Bataclan], there was an attack , we're fine ."

UPDATE: Eagles of Death Metal's Facebook account posted the following message around 6:50 PM EST:

We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.

UPDATE: Around 100 people are reported dead inside the concert.

UPDATE: Michael Dorio, the brother of EODM drummer Julian Dorio, has spoken to his brother. From WSBTV:

He said they were playing, about six songs into the show, they heard, before they saw anything, they heard automatic machine gunfire. It was so loud, it was louder than the band, and they hit the stage floor. As they got up to try to evacuate they saw men with machine guns just shooting anything and everything in the venue." Michael Dorio said. "They heard more than they could see because of the stage lights."

He says Julian told him the venue held about 1,500 people.

"I don't know if it was seated or standing but Julian, the lead singer and some of the crew, there was a door back of the stage that led to a street and they flew out the back door," Michael Dorio said.

We are beyond devastated by this news and our thoughts are with Paris and everyone affected by this tragedy.

Bataclan concert venue:

La chΓ’leur et le ronron des guitares. #bataclan #gig #eaglesofdeathmetal

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Our thoughts are with everyone in Paris as some scary news is unfolding at multiple locations around the city. According to multiple news sources, hostages have been taken at Paris Bataclan concert hall where Eagles of Death Metal were playing tonight. The above live shot of the band playing was posted less than hour before the above news tweet.

Deftones are scheduled to play the Batacan the next three nights.

According to the Daily Beast, about 100 hostages were taken inside the concert.

According to French band Red Lemons, the band got out safe.

CNN says:

Paris police tell CNN there were three attacks. Attackers reportedly used AK-47 automatic weapons. There were one or two explosions at the Stade de France.

At least 18 people were killed in shootings in central Paris late Friday, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.

The network reported there was a hostage situation at one of the three sites where shootings took place. BFMTV said the ongoing hostage situation was at a theater named Bataclan.


6:52 EST: Multiple news sources are reporting that police have stormed the concert hall.

7:21 EST: Devastating update: "AFP quotes police sources as saying about 100 people have been killed in the Bataclan concert venue."

7:44 EST: the number of dead in the concert hall is now at 118.

We are beyond devastated by this news and our thoughts are with Paris and everyone affected by this tragedy.

We'll continue to update this post.

Mondo Generator

Nick Oliveri's band Mondo Generator wil be on the road for most of October into early November. Support on most dates comes from long-running Dutch band Peter Pan Speedrock.

The leg with PPSR hits NYC on October 11 at Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Mondo Generator briefly included Nick's Kyuss/QOTSA bandmate Josh Homme, whose other band Eagles of Death Metal release their new album Zipper Down next week (10/2) via Universal. The whole thing is streaming now, via NPR. Listen below.

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Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal (aka Jesse "The Devil" Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme) have just released a video for their new single "Complexity," from the forthcoming Zipper Down album. Shot in stark black and white, with Jesse and Josh in turtlenecks and glasses, if you had the volume down you might think it was a Kraftwerk video. But Ralf and Florian never made garagey party rockers like this. Watch it below.

EODM play Riot Fest Denver this weekend. BrooklynVegan will be there too, so stay tuned for coverage. Their tour brings them to Brooklyn's Saint Vitus in September which is sold out.

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photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iggy Pop

The full Riot Fest Denver and Chicago lineups were already announced, and more recently the day-by-day lineups were revealed. Check those out below.

You can still get tickets to Denver and Chicago, and now Groupon is also offering an exclusive presale on single-day tickets for Chicago.

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Eagles of Death Metal

Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme's band Eagles of Death Metal announced a tour last month, and they have now added dates in NYC, Cleveland, and LA.

The NYC show happens at Saint Vitus on September 17, one day after their slightly larger Bowery Ballroom show (which is now sold out). Tickets for Vitus go on sale Friday (7/17) at 10 AM. EODM are also playing California's Beach Goth festival. Updated dates are listed below.

Since we last spoke, the band announced their new album Zipper Down. It's their first since 2008's Heart On, and comes out October 2 via T-Boy/UME. It features a cover of Duran Duran's "Save A Prayer" and lead single "Complexity" which is out now. You can listen to that below. That's the album artwork above.

It still remains to be seen if Josh Homme will be at any of the upcoming dates. He doesn't usually tour with the band, but did recently make a rare appearance on stage with them.

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Beach Goth

The Growlers' fourth annual Beach Goth Festival happens October 24 & 25 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The Growlers play both days, and the lineup also includes Grimes, Die Antwoord, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, FIDLAR, Camera Obscura, Ghost, Juicy J, Warpaint, DIIV, Touche Amore, Cherry Glazerr, Sir Mix-A-Lot (seriously), Eagles of Death Metal, The Aquabats, Riff Raff, Allah-Las, Del the Funky Homosapien, Subhumans, Wanda Jackson, The Adicts, together PANGEA, Moving Units, My Life With A Thrill Kill Kult, The's and more. Plus, one of the headliners is still TBA.

Tom Green is hosting it, and Pauly Shore is hosting a rap battle with Riff Raff. There's also Rocky Horror Picture Show Live, roller skating, a time machine, and more.

Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below...

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photo: Death Grips at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Death Grips

First Toronto, then Chicago, now here's the 2015 Riot Fest Denver additions: System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef'Special, Input & Broken, and... Death Grips whose current tour surprisingly includes actual shows being played!

The additions join Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Ice Cube (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Iggy Pop, Run DMC, Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in The Sky, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, Testament, The Damned, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, The Get Up Kids, The Vandals, American Nightmare, Joyce Manor, 7 Seconds and more.

Riot Fest Denver happens August 28-30 at the Western Rodeo Complex. Tickets are still available. Updated poster and lineup below...

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Riot Fest Chicago 2015

Following the Riot Fest Toronto lineup additions, the 2015 Riot Fest Chicago lineup has now been expanded. Additions include System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie and Chef'Special.

They join Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, BIlly Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix(, Drive Like Jehu, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, The Damned, Death, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, and more.

Riot Fest Chicago goes down September 11-13 in Douglas Park. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.

Update: Denver additions announced too.

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photo: Weezer at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

The blanks have been filled in for the Riot Fest Toronto 2015 lineup. Most excitingly, Weezer is playing their two best albums (Blue Album and Pinkerton), and in addition to that, there's The Prodigy, Cancer Bats, Bleachers, Courage My Love and Ritual.

The new additions join Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead (who announced a tour today), Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, GWAR, Against Me!, Thurston Moore, and more. This year's Riot Fest Toronto happens September 19-20 in Downsview Park.

Tickets are back on sale. Updated poster below.

Riot Fest Chicago additions here. Denver here.

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Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal, the band of Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, recently announced appearances for the Toronto, Denver, and Chicago Riot Fests, and they recently added many more tour dates.

The dates include a NYC show happening September 16 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/17) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Josh Homme has rarely been a live member of EODM, but he did just make an appearance at their France show last week. Watch a video of the band playing "I Want You So Hard" with Josh on drums, below...

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photo: Gorburger @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Gorburger, the giant alien monster who took over a Japanese talk show so he could interview (and sometimes eat) musicians, may be moving to cable. And not some channel you've never heard of, either. Variety reports that HBO has ordered a pilot of the show which ran two seasons on YouTube/Funny or Die. That would make TJ Miller, who voices Gorburger, a busy guy as he also stars as Erlich on HBO's Silicon Valley. Moby, Ed Helms and Johnny Knoxville will be guests on HBO's The Gorburger Show pilot, along with musical guests Danny Brown and HEALTH (who are doing a song together), as well as Eagles of Death Metal.

We last saw Gorburger at one of the BrooklynVegan SXSW parties in 2013. You can watch a 2012 episode of his show featuring HEALTH, below...

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UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

First Toronto, then Denver, now the Riot Fest Chicago 2015 lineup is announced. It includes Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix), Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, Thrice, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts and Pussy), Jimmy Cliff, The Damned, Against Me!, Living Colour, Fishbone, Death, Hum, GWAR, Civ, The Thurston Moore Band, Echo & the Bunnymen, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, FIDLAR, Andrew WK, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, Tommy Stinson and many more, plus a few more TBA.

Tickets are on sale now. This year happens at the new location of Douglas Park from September 11-13. All currently announced artists are listed below...

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UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

We just posted the Riot Fest Toronto lineup, and here's the Riot Fest Denver 2015 lineup: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Ice Cube & special guests (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Run DMC, Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in the Sky, Cypress Hill, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, The Damned, Eagles of Death Metal, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Testament, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, Andrew WK, GWAR, The Black Lips, The Dead Milkmen, The Get Up Kids, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, The Vandals, 7 Seconds, Joyce Manor, OFF!, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang and many more. A few more bands, including two headliners, TBA.

Tickets are on early bird sale now. This year, the fest happens at the new location of Western Rodeo Complex from August 28-30.

UPDATE: Chicago announced too.

All currently announced Denver bands are listed below...

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UPDATE: More artists added.

Riot Fest

Riot Fest Toronto returns in 2015 from September 19-20 in Downsview Park, and today the initial lineup has been announced. There's Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Alexisonfire, Eagles of Death Metal, Against Me!, Babes In Toyland, GWAR, The Thurston Moore Band, DOA, The Dead Milkmen, Moneen, Atmosphere, Doomtree, Andrew WK, FIDLAR, Tyler the Creator, and many more. Two of the headliners are TBA, one of which is performing an album in full, and a few other bands will be added too.

Tickets go on sale June 16, the same day that the full lineup will be announced.

UPDATE: Chicago and Denver announced too.

All currently announced Toronto bands are listed below...

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festival supreme

Tenacious D's Festival Supreme is back for a second year, this time happening at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on October 25. The laffstravaganza (with music too) features over 40 performers, and if you are into comedy it's a pretty "holy crap" lineup, including The State, Workaholics, Metalocalypse, Cheech & Chong, The Eagles of Death Metal, The Dan Band, Peaches, Doug Benson, Dr. Demento and lots more (including the 'D themselves). Full 2014 lineup is listed below.

Tickets for 2014 Festival Supreme go on sale Friday (5/30) at 10 AM PST (that's 1 PM NYC time).

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Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010Β (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Afghan Whigs at Terminal 5, 10/5/2012
Afghan Whigs

Guitarists McCollum and Dave Rosser rocked extra hard on the raucous "Turn on the Water" only to give way to the extraordinary beauty of a lush, extended "When We Two Parted." The Whigs played the grunge-era staple "Kiss the Floor" for the first time on tour, giving it an even harder edge than it had in the '90s, but then added a layer of dreaminess to the lovely "Crazy."

They certainly lean toward soul these days, as the recent covers of Queenie Lyons' "See and Don't See" and Frank Ocean's "LoveCrimes" showed. Once again, Dulli tacked on a bit of Ocean's new single "Thinkin' 'Bout You" to close out the song in a gorgeous, yet sly falsetto. However, the Whigs' history is steeped in in-your-face rock, like their hard-hitting old anthem "Retarded."

Their rock-soul combination, especially embodied in Dulli's unique ability to howl one minute and then croon the next, is what has always set the Afghan Whigs apart from their contemporaries. And though the band remains undecided about whether they will continue together past the current tour, their particular set of skills would certainly be in demand in today's music world where mashing up styles has new value - especially since their mix is real. Anyone who saw the stunning medley of "Faded" and "Purple Rain" can testify to that. - [Newsday]

Following their appearance at ATP NY (which they helped curate), Afghan Whigs played their first of two NYC shows this weekend at Terminal 5 on Friday (10/5) with Eagles of Death Metal. Old pal Steve Myers (whose band Mighty Fine would open for the Whigs at Sunday's Music Hall of Williamsburg show) came out to sing on "Going to Town" and again for the encore. Pictures from Terminal 5 show are in this post. More of them and the setlist are below.

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Rock Werchter

We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.

Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now sold out.

The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.

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