LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the Foo Fighters have offered a free download of their new album and are trying to raise money for the victims.
The Grammy winning rock band added a link on their official website for donations to the cause.
The final leg of the group’s Sonic Highways World Tour was cut short by the attacks ten days ago.
The coordinated attacks killed at least 132 people, including a Cal State Long Beach student who was studying abroad, as well as the merchandise manager for Eagles of Death Metal that was performing at the El Bataclan.
Hundreds of others were injured.
As a gift to fans, the band Monday offered a free download of a new EP titled “Saint Cecilia.”
The five-track album was recorded during the band’s two-week headlining stint at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas.
Also posted on the band’s website was a letter from Dave Grohl in which he said in part:
“Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world.”
“To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families,” Grohl added.