Foo Fighters release free EP dedicated to the victims of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris
NOV 23. 2105 – The Foo Fighters will “share” a 5-track EP titled Saint Cecilia, dedicated to the victims of the Paris attacks, and to help raise donations in support of the “family of fallen Eagles of Death Metal brother, Nick Alexander”, a manager who was among the 89 killed at the Bataclan theater. Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians.
One can stream or download for free, make a donation, and fans can also pre-order vinyl copies. In a statement David Grohl and the band said:
“Tonight, Let me begin with a preface to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago from my hotel room in Berlin while on our final tour for this album. I felt the need to write this foreword in light of the heartbreaking tragedies of Nov. 13th, as this project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems…
The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.
Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.
To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.” (photo credit: Guido Reni/CC)
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Saint Cecilia EP