The Eagles of Death Metal, the band playing the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, all made it out of the attacks safely. But a devastating new report says that some of their crew members are still unaccounted for in this brutal massacre.
They were just 30 minutes into their set at the Bataclan concert venue on November 13 when four ISIS members stormed in, shooting everyone they could see. The Eagles of Death Metal were able to escape the venue unhurt, but it appears that some of their crew may not have been so fortunate. At this time, some crew members are still unaccounted for, and are feared to be dead.
“No members of the band were killed. That is confirmed,” the Eagles of Death Metal’s representative told PEOPLE. The band reportedly fled out the back door of the venue when the attack began. But at this point, there has been no news on the status or whereabouts of their crew members.
Frontman Jesse Hughes‘ mother relayed on Facebook that her son was safe and sound on November 13; drummer Julian Dorio‘s mom told The Washington Post he was unscathed, sitting safe in a police station. Jesse’s co-lead, Josh Homme, was not performing live with the band on tour.
Jesse’s girlfriend Tuesday Cross may have actually provided footage of one of the terrorists entering the venue. While filming a simple sweep of the lobby, she caught a figure wearing all black, including a heavy jacket, carrying a large case. Just minutes later, four terrorists stormed the crowd, firing at random and taking 100 people hostage.
The incident left 82 people in Bataclan dead; three of the terrorists detonated explosive belts, while the fourth died during an intense standoff with police. The entire city was ravaged with destruction and chaos throughout the night, ranging from multiple mass shooting, to explosions. At this point, 128 people are confirmed dead, with another 180 wounded. President Francois Hollande has called a State of Emergency.
Our thoughts are with those in Paris at this time.
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