Eagles Of Death Metal

Eagles Of Death Metal

The chances are that, unless you are a fan of Metal Music, you may never have heard of the Eagles Of Death Metal prior to Friday November 13th 2015.  The Eagles of Death Metal have been around since 1998 but they sit within a niche genre and outside of the mainstream.

Eagles of Death Metal were formed by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone age fame and by Jesse Hughes.  They are the bands permanent members but Homme rarely gets to perform with the band as a result of his commitments to other bands.

Despite the name Eagles of Death Metal do not actually play Death Metal music.  Instead Eagles of Death metal play an altogether more complex blend of rock music.

Sadly Eagles of Death Metal will now forever be associated with last Friday’s atrocities in Paris.  Eagles of Death metal were on stage in a packed Bataclan theatre when death came calling.  At least 89 Eagles of Death Metal fans died when terrorists stormed the theatre with guns, explosives and suicide vests.

Sadly Eagles of Death metal’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander, 36, from Colchester, Essex, was confirmed as one of the first Brit’s to die in the rampage.

It seems barely credible that so many people could be massacred simply enjoying a rock concert.  As many of you know I spend a lot of my time working as a gig photographer and this atrocity could so easily have happened at any of the shows were I am happily taking photographs.  I can’t pretend that these atrocities do not have me worried, but I will continue to do what I love.

I am certain that this atrocity will have hit the Eagles of Death metal very hard.  How do you come to terms with the fact that so many of your fans were murdered just enjoying one of your shows.

I hope that Eagles of Death Metal somehow find the strength to continue to perform.  It is perhaps the biggest tribute that Eagles of Death Metal could pay to those who died.

My thoughts are with the Eagles of Death Metal, the people of Paris and everyone affected by this atrocity.

Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll


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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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