March 22, 2018

Eagles of Death Metal Escaped Attack at Paris Concert Hall

Eagles of Death Metal

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal were not injured in the attack on their Paris concert, it has been confirmed.

At least 80 of those at the concert were killed when several gunmen stormed the Bataclan concert venue.
The band members were unhurt but there have been unconfirmed reports that a crew member was among those killed.

On Friday, the group issued a short Facebook statement saying: “Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.”

Eagles of Death Metal were playing in the French capital as part of a European tour.

The raucous rock ‘n’ roll band were formed by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and his childhood friend Jesse Hughes. Homme was not on the tour.

The band are expected to release a further statement later on Saturday.

Their support act Red Lemons posted a message saying: “Guys… I don’t know what to say. We’re more than lucky.”
They added: “Thinking about those who passed away and who were having such a love (sic) time & happiness with all of us just a minute before.”

Eagles of Death Metal
Frontman Jesse Hughes is also an ordained minister

Eagles of Death Metal released their first full LP in 2004 and have been described as “a mashup of punk, rockabilly and Rolling Stones-style boogie”.

The group’s latest album Zipper Down, which came out last month, reached number 59 in the US Billboard chart and number 32 in the UK. Their songs have been used in advertisements for the likes of Nike, Acura and Microsoft.

Jesse Hughes is a hard-living frontman who is also an ordained minister and a former journalist and speechwriter for the Republican Party.

Meanwhile, U2 have cancelled their concert in Paris on Saturday.

In a statement, the Irish band said: “We watched in disbelief and shock at the unfolding events in Paris and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families across the city tonight.

“We are devastated at the loss of life at the Eagles of Death Metal concert and our thoughts and prayers are with the band and their fans. And we hope and pray that all of our fans in Paris are safe.”-BBC

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