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Pearl Jam pays tribute to Paris terror attack victims


Saturday, November 21, 2015, 4:15 PM

Pearl Jam paid tribute Friday to victims of the Paris terror attacks by covering a song by Eagles of Death Metal.

The grunge legends played “Want You So Hard (Bad Boy News)” at their show in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in honor of the 89 people killed at the Eagles of Death Metal show a week earlier at the Bataclan.

“We’ve never played this one before,” Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder said before the band launched into the song during its encore.

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Pearl Jam played an Eagles of Death Metal song Friday in honor of the Paris terror attacks victims.

Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show in Paris on Nov. 13 when ISIS terrorists stormed the venue, took concertgoers hostage and killed nearly 90 people, including the band’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander.

None of the band members were killed in the terror attack.

They released a statement Wednesday saying, “While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France.”

The coordinated terror attacks in killed 130 people and wounded more than 350 others in shootings and bombings at cafes, restaurants and a soccer stadium.

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