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Iranian Rockers Slain By Disgruntled Ex-Bandmate In Brooklyn

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This is just so unfathomably tragic!

A musician shot four people at a house party last night in a trendy area of Brooklyn — fatally wounding three — before turning the gun on himself.

Two of the men he killed were brothers and members of The Yellow Dogs — an Iranian band that migrated to New York to pursue their rock and roll dreams. It's believed the gunman was a disgruntled ex-member of the same band.

Officials say it appears the killer was kicked out of the band over money matters, but an investigation into his motives is still underway.

He found the brothers in their East Williamsburg row house and reportedly used an "assault-style rifle" to commit the crimes. He shot and killed the brothers and also a third musician from an Iranian band called the Free Keys. Another artist was shot at the same location, but thankfully only wounded.

The gunman then ascended to the roof of their home and killed himself with the very same weapon.

A photographer and friend of the band described The Yellow Dogs. He said:

"Originally they were from Iran, and they just wanted to play rock music. And you can't do that there, so they managed to make their way over here."

This is just such an incredibly sad story. Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to the victims, their friends and families, and all of the band's fans.

The Yellow Dogs, who described themselves as post punk/dance punk band, were formed in 2006. You can hear their music HERE.

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3 comments to “Iranian Rockers Slain By Disgruntled Ex-Bandmate In Brooklyn”

  1. ThereeeeeCanBeeeYOu says – reply to this


    holy shit. I had just heard about this band about a year ago and I had the thought "wow. rock and roll is absolutely dying in american culture (modern american girls were raised on Bieber/backstreet boys/Nsync not 38 Special and Boston and Queen) but rock is growing in in popularity in countries where rock was traditionally ignored like the middle east and india and south america (where metal is really growing). One of my favorite heavy metal guitarists is indian. Another is from turkey. Rock and metal are growing in the middle east and asia thanks to the net. The outside world is the only hope american rock fans have of future rock and roll. I hate when the outside world dies anywhere.

  2. ThereeeeeCanBeeeYOu says – reply to this


    Re: ThereeeeeCanBeeeYOu – Because I'm a quarter jew? I dont know why I wasnt invited. Maybe its because I'm a nerd. We dont get invited to parties.

  3. MB says – reply to this


    Re: ThereeeeeCanBeeeYOu – It's horrible. When you think about it, pop music today, I don't care what anyone says, is for little girls and homosexuals.

    I for one and really damn tired of it. I am so freakin sick of child stars from Disney on my freakin radio. So freakin sick of it. I was listening to shitty pop music today, actually listening to it and going "OK, I'm going to listen to this song (it was the shitty new Hedley song. The singer to Hedley won Canadian Idol years ago. Nuff said) and what am I feeling right now? Do I feel energized and want to smash a wall down like with Guns N Roses - You Could Be Mine? No…. No, this is just about as boring as listening to a refrigerator motor. I feel nothing….". It's all thoughtless nonsense written as if to say "There it is… I wrote a song…. like in a cheap video game from the 90's, or a cat food commercial…"