Phoenix Snubs the Legion of Honor

May 11, 2009 2:51pm

In our interview with French indie band Phoenix the other day, they dropped an interesting little cultural bombshell: they’ve snubbed the Legion of Honor, considered the guardian of French culture. Last week, according to the band, they were offered medals by the Legion, a chance to be "chevaliers", even though they sing in English. The band says they turned it down because Legion officials made the offer "for bad reasons." Pheonix says they are keeping this a secret from the French press. We’ll see about that.
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