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Eagles of Death Metal preach 'love and compassion' in first comments since Paris attack

The band that was performing at the time of the terrorist attack on the Bataclan music hall in Paris has asked for 'love and compassion.'
/ Source: TODAY

In their first statement since terrorists attacked their concert in Paris, the rock band Eagles of Death Metal preached love and compassion while mourning those who were lost, saying "Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France."

The band's show on Nov. 13 was the site of the deadliest part of the coordinated attacks by ISIS gunmen.

Eighty-nine people were killed at Bataclan music hall, including the Southern California group's merchandise manager Nick Alexander and three record label employees. None of the band members were injured.

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"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,'' the group said.

"Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM," the statement concluded.

The band also noted that it had suspended touring until further notice.

A Facebook campaign by the band's fans has started to get one of their singles to No. 1 on the UK charts "to show our solidarity against terrorism and support for peace."

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