Fears for US band caught up in Paris siege
Fears grew for the safety of an American rock band whose concert was attacked in an unprecedented wave of bombings and shootings across Paris on Friday night.Paris under attack Updated: Nov 14, 2015 10:49 IST
Fears grew for the safety of an American rock band whose concert was attacked in an unprecedented wave of bombings and shootings across Paris on Friday night.
Eagles Of Death Metal were playing at the French capital’s Bataclan concert hall, where police said that about 100 people were killed and hostages taken.
“We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew,” said a statement by Eagles Of Death Metal on Facebook.
“Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.”
Eagles of Death Metal is a blues-influenced garage rock band with California roots that has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars.
Despite the name, it is not a death metal band but rather has worked with music A-listers including the actor Jack Black and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame.
Hailing from Palm Desert in southern California, Eagles Of Death Metal has two consistent members -- lifelong friends Jesse Hughes, 43, and Josh Homme, 42.
Eagles Of Death Metal was touring Europe to support a new album, “Zipper Down,” which was the first by the band in seven years.