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Today’s Music News: Eagles of Death Metal give first interview since Paris attacks

Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme of Eagles of Death Metal have talked with Vice for their first interview since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, which included an attack by gunmen at the band’s Le Bataclan performance. The full interview will be released this week; in a brief excerpt released this weekend, Hughes talks about fans who were killed while hiding in the band’s dressing room.

Foo Fighters have released a surprise new EP — and it’s available to download for free. The EP, Saint Cecilia, turns out to be what a counter on the band’s site has been ticking down to for the last month. The EP was recorded at the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin. In a letter accompanying the release, Dave Grohl writes that “this project has now taken on an entirely different tone” in light of the Paris attacks, after which the band canceled the final shows of their European tour. (Consequence of Sound)

On Saturday night, Coldplay performed a concert that was live-streamed on Tidal to preview material from their forthcoming album A Head Full of Dreams. The live-stream was originally scheduled to take place on Nov. 13, but was postponed due to the Paris attacks. (Billboard)

In Brazil on Friday night, Pearl Jam paid tribute the victims of the Paris attacks by playing Eagles of Death Metal’s song “I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News).” (Rolling Stone)

One Direction won Artist of the Year at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, while Taylor Swift took honors for both song (“Blank Space”) and album (1989) of the year. (Billboard)

Adele appeared on Saturday Night Live to perform “Hello” and “When We Were Young,” tracks from her new album 25. (Billboard)

As part of Adele’s BBC TV special, she fooled a bunch of Adele impersonators into thinking she was an impersonator named “Jenny.” Aided by a fake nose and chin, the ruse lasted until she opened her mouth to sing “Make You Feel My Love,” a Bob Dylan song that appeared on her album 19. (Rolling Stone)

Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) has announced that he’s writing a memoir. “I have stories to tell,” says Tweedy, “and I’d like for this book to be a combination of those stories about my experiences, and maybe a window into one person’s creative process.” No publication date has yet been announced. (Rolling Stone)

On Friday, an all-star group of musicians gathered in New Orleans to pay tribute to the late great Allen ToussaintDr. JohnIrma Thomas, and Jimmy Buffett were among the performers at the memorial tribute, which closed with a performance of “I’ll Fly Away” by Trombone Shorty and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. “To me he seemed like an elegant prince out of history,” said Elvis Costello in a eulogy. “Gracious, generous, ever curious about what came next, but so modest.” (Billboard)