Nick Alexander was a seasoned merch manager, and a true rock ‘n’ roll lover. While on tour with The Eagles of Death Metal, along with the 130 other victims of the Paris Attacks, Alexander was tragically killed Friday night. Since then, musicians from every end of the spectrum have been speaking out about his death; an immeasurable blow to the music community.
With a cheery grin and a chatty positive attitude, this 36 year old merch veteran has worked with over 90 artists through the years. Among that list include Black Keys, Best Coast, Damon Albarn, Alice and Chains and many more.
Damon Albarn spoke to the Daily Mail, about Nick Alexander’s work on Albarn’s Africa Express tour: “Nick’s death is immensely sad. The fact that he seems to have given his life to save another will be a lasting testament to what a lovely guy he was.”
Both Members of the Black Keys chimed in on Alexander as well. Drummer Patrick Carney told Rolling Stone, “He was a really organised, super hard worker, really funny. I remember him always very content with being on tour. It was what seemed to make him the happiest. He was just a sweetheart, that guy.”
Dan Auerbach continued, “He was part of our family basically. He was always there, really nice guy, always with his mod haircut and his big smile… He was just an absolute rock and roll guy. Lived for it.”
One L.A. even man took it upon himself to set up a donation campaign to contribute to Nicks Family through GoFundMe. As the creator Miguel Benavides explained, “We take care of our own, even the ones we don’t personally know”.
Take a look at some of the tributes from bands that flooded social media this weekend, below.