EODM Axed From Two French Festivals

Rock en Seine and Cabaret Vert both canceled their respective Eagles of Death Metal shows because of comments the band’s lead singer Jesse Hughes has made about a possible involvement of staff in the terror attacks of Nov. 13. 

Photo: Jean-Nicolas Guillo/Le Parisien via AP
The Eagles of Death Metal frontman holds a T-shirt with slogan, “I really wanna'be in Paris.”

“Being in total disagreement with Jesse Hughes’ recent allegations made in an interview with an American media outlet, both Cabaret Vert & Rock en Seine festival have decided to cancel the bands performance. We thank you for your understanding,” a joint statement reads. H

Hughes suggested in an interview with Taki’s Magazine that staff members of the Bataclan may have conspired in letting the terrorists into the Paris venue on that Friday in November. He also said that “a day after, at the stadium, Muslims booed the moment of silence and we barely heard about it in the press,” Hughes said.

“I saw Muslims celebrating in the street during the attack. I saw it with my own eyes. In real time! How did they know what was going on? There must have been coordination.”

Hughes made similar statements to Fox Business Network in March and subsequently apologized and called his comments “absurd,” saying “I haven’t been myself since Nov. 13.”