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Eels' E Mistaken For Terrorist
The Quietus , June 25th, 2010 06:02

Singer fingered over beard

Mark Oliver Everett, singer of dour American troupe Eels, found the heavy hand of the law on his shoulder this week after London police mistook him for a terrorist. "London police questioned Eels singer Mark Oliver Everett, aka E in Hyde Park Monday, June 21, after a suspicious person fitting his description was reported outside a nearby embassy", a statement reads "The heavily bearded Everett was taking a break between interviews at a nearby hotel to promote the new Eels album Tomorrow Morning. After telling the police he was a rock musician, not a terrorist, they let him return to his press duties. Says Everett about the incident, "Not every guy with short hair and a long beard is a terrorist. Some of us just want to rock."

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