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Eagles of Death Metal Frontman Proposes to Girlfriend in Mid-Gig

After you find yourself in the middle of one of the worst terrorist atrocities in recent years, you’re going to spend a lot of time re-evaluating what’s really important in this life. Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal decided that it was time to prove his love to long-time girlfriend Tuesday Cross.

Midway through a show in Fremantle, Australia, Tuesday, who was playing keyboards on a song called “Complexity,” was invited to centre stage whereupon Jesse pulled out a ring, dropped to one knee and say “Tuesday, will you marry me?”

The crowd went nuts. The pandemonium that followed completely obliterated Tuesday’s response. But given that she was seen side-stage for the rest of the gig crying what appeared to be tears of joy while on her mobile phone, the answer was probably “yes.”

Jesse, who, by the way, is an ordained minister with the Universal One Church, is no stranger to marriages. He’s officiated over at least ten unions. I quote from TheMusic:

“I’m very fuckin’ uncompromising,” Hughes said last September.

“I’ve married about ten couples and I’ve refused to marry about three. Because marriage is a holy contract that has been given to us by God and it’s not a fucking joke by any stretch of the imagination. If I don’t feel like the couples are ready to take this shit seriously then I’m really not interested, in any way, in being a part of it.

“Because what they’re asking me to do is stand before God and ask for his endorsement of their union,” He said, adding, “I’m gonna have to stand before God when I die and explain to him all my actions, and there’s some shit I just don’t wanna have to explain.”

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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