A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT OF ROCK AND ROLL IN AID OF THE NICK ALEXANDER TRUST
A PEACEFUL NOISE
MUSIC SPEAKS VOLUMES
MAXIMO PARK / FRANK TURNER /
GAZ COOMBES / FRAN HEALY
The inaugural A Peaceful Noise charity concert, held last night (November 15th) at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London, to mark the anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks has been a huge success. Celebrating the life of Nick Alexander, Eagles of Death Metal’s merchandising manager, who was one of 89 people killed in the Bataclan Theatre, the sold out show has more than lived up to its billing as a very special night of rock n roll in aid of the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and the Sweet Stuff Foundation with a super group finale featuring members of Eagles of Death Metal, Chas & Dave, Blink 182, Travis, Maximo Park, Gaz Coombes and Frank Turner.
Nick’s sister and A Peaceful Noise organiser Zoe Alexander said: “Our first A Peaceful Noise show has been incredible. All the artists have given so much and to see the crowd brought together with the message that music can unite us all has been so powerful. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has shown their support.”
The capacity crowd was treated to surprise special guest appearances from Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes and rockney legends Chas & Dave. There were emotionally charged performances from Maximo Park, Frank Turner, Gaz Coombes and Fran Healy, all of whom shared friendships and working relationships with Nick, tribute videos from friends and artists including Dermot O’Leary, Dynamo, Josh Homme, Saxon and Rob da Bank were played and there was an impeccably observed one minute’s peaceful noise in honour of Nick and everyone who lost their lives in the Paris attacks. The night was brought to a triumphant close with a super group of all the evening’s acts, plus Blink 182’s Matt Skiba, performing Neil Young’s classic Rockin’ in the Free World.
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For more information, please head to www.apeacefulnoise.com
The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust (www.thenickalexandermemorialtrust.com) – Registered Charity No: 1170030
The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust has been set up to actively enhance lives and break down barriers through music by providing musical equipment to community groups.
The Sweet Stuff Foundation (www.thesweetstufffoundation.org)
Josh Homme’s Sweet Stuff Foundation is an organisation dedicated to giving assistance to career musicians, recording engineers and their families struggling with illness and disability.