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Eagles of Death Metal Drummer Breaks Silence on Paris Attacks


Julian DorioThe world waits with bated breath for the Vice interview with vocalist/guitarist Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme (who co-founded EoDM and plays on their recordings but was not performing that tragic night in France). It’ll be the first time the two have spoken publicly since the Paris attacks, and if the trailer is any indication the interview is incredibly intense, to say the least. Vice will release that video clip next week.

In the meantime, EoDM touring drummer Julian Dorio, who is also a founding member of The Whigs, has broken his silence via a post to his Instagram account. Dorio’s statement is short and sweet, expressing gratitude to those who helped him escape to safety and the people who have offered support to him since. Here’s his note:

I, along with my bandmates @eodmofficial, had the privilege to play to one of the most energetic crowds of our tour when, nearly half way through the show, the unimaginable occurred. Absolute and unnecessary evil turned our world on its head. I am beyond grateful that I was able to find a way out of the venue, but I am mourning those who did not, including our mate, Nick Alexander. My thoughts are with their families.
I’m home safe. And now I have a new family abroad. To Arthur, who ran for his life right beside me and selflessly put us in a taxi before himself, thank you. To Fabrice, a fan who lent me his phone later that night so I could call @emilydorio and attempt to put her at ease, thank you. To everyone who, in the face of unrelenting evil, went toe to toe using courage, compassion, and love as their weapons. You all are my heroes.
Last but certainly not least, the outreach and support back home is appreciated more than you’ll ever know. I will never forget it. I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us.
I’m counting down the days until I get to finish that concert. Peace & love.✌????️❤️????????
#prayforparis #bataclan #eodm

The idea of “finishing the concert” is certainly a fulfilling one to entertain — and a symbolic middle finger to the terrorists — even if the possibility of such a thing happening in the literal sense isn’t realistic. I love it as a closing statement.

We thank Julian for sharing, and we’ll keep you posted when the Vice interview with Hughes and Homme is released next week.

[via Billboard]

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