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Paris Terror Attacks and the Eagles of Death Metal

(UPDATED towards end of post)

Sundays are typically my day of rest (when possible), and my catch up day for the weekly news. Today, I expected the standard fare from my regular news venues and couldn’t help but notice the name of the band that was playing during the Paris theater shooting on Friday night.

The “Eagles of Death Metal”? Really? Now I am a child of the 80′s so that immediately caught my attention. I never heard of them before but evidently they are pretty big. They seem to have no problem selling out large venues. They have been interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine and performed on Jay Leno and Conan O Brian before.

So here I am on my “day off” attempting to catch up on the “war on terror” news and instead I am watching, in it’s entirety, a previously recorded LIVE “Eagles of Death Metal” concert.

Click below and meet the band!

Lead singer Jesse “The Devil” Hughes is an ordained minister with a very “intimidating and problematic” personality according to another interview

Click on this image for a hyperlink below taking you to a google search of all their albums and art work. This artwork on this album is supposed to be a play on the old Loverboy Get Lucky album with “fingers crossed behind my back” but with devil horns instead. Their other album covers are a bit more racy.

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal Albums

They have a song called “speaking in tongues” where at one point the singer mockingly goes off into incomprehensible babble, and another song called “I really want to be in L.A.” which starts out with “I came to L.A. to make rock ‘n’ roll, Along the way I had to sell my soul“. Well there you have it gang. I am very curious to know what song was playing when the shooting began. I cannot identify what song they are playing here, but this is a short video of the moments when the shooting began just posted on warleaks. My heart breaks for the members of this band and whatever dark things they have seen. I mourn for all the dead, together with all of France and Europe.

These guys are the exact kind of edgy, in your face American rockers I grew up with in my youth. Front man Jesse Hughes claims that Roger Waters from Pink Floyd asked him to boycott Israel and I cheer Jesse Hughes’ response. Some of the things he says makes me think he might be a bit confused, possibly a backslidden Christian believer. He said in one interview, “The theory of evolution is for fools who believe in “magical talking monkeys.”

Well, I prefer to stick with facts so this is as far as I go. They are very talented musicians and I am glad they survived the Paris show.

UPDATE — I have figured out exactly what song they are playing during the shootings. it is called “kiss the devil”.  I also have determined they are doing a guitar solo that takes place after the first 1:20 seconds of this song. Here is a video of the exact same song played the night before in Glasgow. I am posting a linked image of their setlist and the lyrics that had been sung up until the moment of the massacre. Take note of the name of the last song on the setlist which was “cut by terrorist attacks and shootings“.

“Kiss the devil” lyrics kissthedevil

Who’ll love the devil?…
Who’ll sing his song?…
Who will love the devil and his song?…
I’ll love the devil!…
I’ll sing his song!…
I will love the devil and his song!…
Who’ll love the devil?…
Who’ll kiss his tongue?…
Who will kiss the devil on his tongue?…
I’ll love the devil!…
I’ll kiss his tongue!…
I will kiss the devil on his tongue!…

 

So with the Eagles of Death Metal (EODM) being so popular, it is a certainty that their fans in the sold out crowd knew and sang along with the lyrics. The guitar solo in the video is at about 1:22 so these lyrics above has already been sung. What a sad thing to realize the last thing many of those EODM fans in that concert said before being blown away by ISIS terrorists was “I will kiss the devil on his tongue”.

May God have mercy on their souls.

Please feel free to comment. Much Aloha!