November 14, 2015


Nick Alexander, Eagles of Death Metal Merch Manager, Dead in Paris Terrorist Attack

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UPDATE (5:15pm ET): Eagles of Death Metal merch manager Nick Alexander has been confirmed dead by Rolling Stone, who secured a statement from his family. "It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night," the family statement said, in part. Nick Alexander was 36.

Original Story: Nick Alexander, a veteran merchandise manager at rock shows who was handling merch at the Paris Eagles of Death Metal concert, is feared among the victims of the terrorist attack at the show on Friday night (Nov. 13). The coordinated attacks across the city have left over 120 dead and hundreds injured.

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman posted on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 14) that Alexander was killed in the attack:

According to Substream Magazine, Alexander had worked with bands like Sum 41Panic! at the Disco and Underoath. Official word of his whereabouts has not yet been released by Eagles of Death Metal, who were performing at the Bataclan on Friday night when the attack took place.

Eagles Of Death Metal were reported unharmed, having escaped from the venue through a back door. Just hours after the violence on Friday, the band released a short statement, writing, "We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation."