Eagles of Death Metal, an American rock band, was playing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris Friday night when a deadly attack took place, killing at least 128 people. Gunmen opened fire, taking about 100 hostages during the performance while explosives were set off at the French national stadium in the Stade de France, which was full of spectators, including President François Hollande, for a France-Germany soccer game.
The mother of the band’s drummer Julian Dorio told the Washington Post that her son is safe, as are other band members, but she was unsure about the band’s crew.
The band also issued a statement via its Facebook page:
Band member Josh Homme was reportedly not on tour with the group, according to an NBC News report. Homme co-founded the California group with Jesse Hughes in 1998. Homme is in several other bands, including Queens of the Stone Age and rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, which also features Dave Grohl and former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. A rotating cast of members play live with the group. Eagles of Death Metal released a new album, “Zipper Down,” last month.
The Deftones, an American band scheduled to perform at The Bataclan beginning Saturday, Nov. 14, also posted on Facebook that its band and crew is all safe.