Members of New York Band the Yellow Dogs Found Dead in Shooting

Band are victims of triple homicide.

Members of New York Band the Yellow Dogs Found Dead in Shooting
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Several news sources are today reporting that three members of New York based band the Yellow Dogs were killed on Sunday night (November 10th) by a gunman believed to be a former acquaintance of the group. According to the New York Post (via NME), the triple homicide took place in the Bushwick area of New York, and was perpetrated by a man using a military style rifle. The shooter killed drummer Soroush Farazmand, guitarist Arash Farazmand and the band's musician and author friend Ali Eskandarian before turning the gun on himself. The Wall Street Journal claims that the shooter was Raefe Akhbar, a former acquaintance of the band. The band’s manager has offered the following statement regarding the identity of the killer: The shooter was not a former member of the band the Yellow Dogs, he was in another band from Iran and the two groups were acquaintances in the past. A personal conflict between the guys resulted in the dissolution of their relationship in 2012. The Yellow Dogs are a Post-Punk/Dance band from Terhan/Iran who were granted asylum in the U.S in 2010. The band was featured in the award winning documentary about music in Tehran, "No One Knows About Persian Cats," that was released in 2009.

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    Petrucci08
    What's with all the stupid comments today ? Anyways, R.I.P. to these guys. Never heard of them, but things like this should never happen
    christianonbass
    I saw the documentary. There is a whole young generation of potential rockers living in Iran, but Iran continues to live in the Middle Ages. I have a feeling there is more to this story. These guys came from a country where women are covered from head to toe, and their leaders are way more extreme than the people in the US who want to pray in school or complain about Miley Cyrus looking like a slut who can't get any. These guys have endured some crap for their "Infidel" music. I would have been happy for them coming to the States so they can Rock without worrying about being locked up. I think it was a political statement. So sad, RIP guys.
    jody97
    I love how you put "i think it was political statement" there. Also never heard of them before but RIP. Such a tragic way to die.
    Jesus_Dean
    Damn! You make it out of Iran (escape, some might say), move to NYC to be able to pursue your musical dreams, and then get shot down by some other Iranian. Sometimes, you just can't win.
    kriskilgannon
    Very good point... but your delivery was so insensitive that I was forced to down-vote your post.
    BwareDWare94
    There's insensitivity, and there's hypersensitivity. I wonder which end of the spectrum you're on.
    kriskilgannon
    I just had the impression he was using this tragedy as his vessel to make jest pertaining to their race/religion... the fact that they are Iranian doesn't matter at all here.
    leighfuge32
    I'd never heard of these guys before seeing this story so I decided to check them out purely out of respect for their legacy. I must be honest and say that I didn't love what I hear but at the same time I don't mind them. They have some quite catchy songs. All in all, what a sad way for things to end for them. RIP
    Pick 'n' Finger
    Dunno if I shall like this or not. I definitely do NOT like people die in shootings, so I think the red bar is actually nothing bad... R.I.P. even though I never heard of you! *goes and tunes in*
    slush
    This is sad and all, but I can't be the only one thinking of an Old Yeller joke right now...
    leony03
    You must be one of the special *******s who tries to make fun out of a tragic death.
    slush
    No. Tragic death happens all the time and it's not funny. But when a yellow dog gets shot, THAT'S when it's funny..
    metalhead983877
    Who?
    iommi600
    "The Yellow Dogs are a Post-Punk/Dance band from Terhan/Iran who were granted asylum in the U.S in 2010. The band was featured in the award winning documentary about music in Tehran, 'No One Knows About Persian Cats', that was released in 2009." That's enough information for someone who has never heard of them. Right there, in the article. Oh, sorry, you were just being a knobhead. Anyway... never heard of them before, but RIP. What a terrible way to end.
    leighfuge32
    "That's enough information for someone who has never heard of them. Right there, in the article. Oh, sorry, you were just being a knobhead." This deserves so many more up votes!
    metalhead983877
    For some reason, my computer ****ed up. And I can see how I could have deserved 60 downvotes if I actually meant that, but this was in no way meant to be disrespectful. What I actually wrote: Who in his right mind can do such horrible things!? Who? Sorry if my computer being a douchebag made me seem like a complete *******, again, this was NOT what I meant at all.
    N3WW4V3N1NJ4
    Anybody else realize the article sounds like the band is still going to exist even after two members got shot? That's terrible why would you still want to be in a band after experiencing something like that?
    Chickendirt
    It hasn't said anything about that. It's unknown on their future, so instead of judging we'll just wait and see won't we
    jaybrink10101
    You, sir, (OP) have crossed the line. Heard of 'too soon?' This is a band who died doing what they loved, after seeking asylum. Whether or not you knew of them, they achieved something they really wanted and the fact that they were murdered shouldn't mean any less to you than if it was someone famous. Shame on you.
    sPIDER LICE
    these people were not only killed, there world through their eyes is gone. look through your eyes, your family, the universe, the ocean,your friends. thats your world. one person dead = one world gone...forever