Foo Fighters Release Free EP Dedicated to Paris Tragedies
Music Mix Daily Staff
At midnight on November 23rd, a countdown on www.saintceciliaep.com, a new website launched by the Foo Fighters in October, reached zero, and with it came the release of a brand new EP from the legendary rockers – totally free of charge.
The 5-track recording, titled Saint Cecilia EP, is accompanied by an open letter to fans from frontman Dave Grohl. Grohl explained that the project was something put into motion back in October as a “celebration of life and music.” In the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, the Foo Fighters decided to dedicate the new EP to everyone affected by the tragic events “to remind us that music is life and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song.”
The Foo Fighters were forced to cancel the remaining four dates of their European tour because of the attacks, which included two stops in France. In a statement, the band commented, “In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now. There is no other way to say it, this is crazy and it sucks.”
This isn’t the first time the band has used their music to comment on current events. In September 2011, the band performed a parody song as a form of counter-protest to the Westboro Baptist Church, which is widely known for their extreme opposition to homosexuality. In May 2006, Grohl expressed his support for two trapped miners in the Beaconsfield mine collapse in Australia after one of the men requested an iPod full of Foo Fighters songs be sent down to him.