Paris Attacks: Eagles of Death Metal Band Members Safe, Not all Crew Members Accounted For
A source close to the band says band members are safe but not all crew members are accounted for
A source close to the Eagles of Death Metal, the rock band playing at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, tells PEOPLE that all band members made it to safety after terrorists entered the venue and reportedly killed 70 to 100 people.
But the source claims that some crew members remain unaccounted for, and that some might not have survived.
The band just started its set Friday when violence erupted inside the theater.
A rep for the band tells PEOPLE: “No members of the band were killed. That is confirmed.” However, there have been unconfirmed reports that a crew member of the band was among those killed.
The Eagles of Death Metal was launched in 1998 by frontman Jesse The Devil Hughes and his friend, Josh Homme, who is best known as the leader of the Queens of the Stone Age.
The source claims most of the band s members fled through a back door.
Hughes’ mother has reported via Facebook that her son is safe. The mother of drummer Julian Dorio tells The Washington Post he is currently in a police station, and uninjured.
Homme was not performing live with the band on this tour, the source says.
The Eagles of Death Metal opened for a retooled Guns N Roses in 2006, and were booted from the tour for poking fun at Axl Rose during their sets.
The band was friendly with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Jack Black. Both have appeared in the band’s videos.
In light of the attacks, another band scheduled to perform in Paris on Saturday has postponed their show.
According to NBC, U2released a statement reading “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.”
There’s no word on when they plan to reschedule the show.
Similarly, Fox has canceled the Paris premiere of Steven Spielberg’s film, Bridge of Spies which was scheduled for Nov. 15, Variety reports.
• Reporting by MARIA MERCEDES LARA