Paris Attacks: Eagles of Death Metal Members Escape Unhurt
Members of rock band Eagles of Death Metal escaped without injuries from the attack on their Paris concert, it has been confirmed.
At least 80 of those at the band’s gig were killed when several gunmen stormed the Bataclan concert venue.
Members of Eagles of Death Metal were unhurt but there have been unconfirmed reports that a crew member was among those killed.
On November 13, the band 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 Paris as part of a European tour.
The band was formed by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and his childhood friend Jesse Hughes. Josh Homme was not on the tour.
Eagles of Death Metal is expected to release a further statement.
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 time & happiness with all of us just a minute before.”
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 band’s latest album Zipper Down, which came out last month, reached No 59 in the Billboard chart. Their songs have been used in ads 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 canceled their concert in Paris on November 14.
In a statement, U2 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.”