Paris Terror: Eagles of Death Metal Concert Scene of Horrific Attack [UPDATE]

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Eagles of Death Metal playing Le Bataclan before attack and hostage situation (Photo: Le Bataclan/Instagram)

Update: 11/14/15, 1:40 p.m.

A series of bloody attacks across Paris Friday resulted in as many as 120 people killed and a hostage situation at a music venue where the SoCal band Eagles of Death Metal were playing a sold out show that night.

The six coordinated attacks occurred early in the evening. One of the shootings, which resulted in a takeover situation with scores of hostages, occurred at the Le Bataclan theater, where the Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show (pictured in the featured image above).

Terrrorists reportedly stormed into the show while the band was playing and opened fire on the sold-out crowd, which was estimated to be around 1,500.

One reported attendee named Benjamin Cazenoves said that after the attack there were dead bodies everywhere.


Hours later, French police stormed the venue and killed three armed attackers. In the aftermath, about 90 people were found dead in the venue, according to updated reports from NPR.

Publications such as Pitchfork and the Washington Post -- who spoke to the wife of the band's drummer -- reported that the band made it out safely after the attacks began. But a recent post on the band's official Facebook page noted that members of its crew are still missing:

On Saturday, it was discovered that one of the victims of the Le Bataclan massacre was Nick Alexander, who was working the Eagles of Death Metal's merchandise table during the show, according to Rolling Stone. Alexander also worked for bands such as the Black Keys

Despite their name, The Eagles of Death Metal are not a death metal band, as many news outlets have reported. They are more of a traditional rock and roll band that have been playing since 1998. They recently released their fourth album, Zipper Down.

Sacramento's Deftones were scheduled to play Le Bataclan the following three nights.

It is unclear whether Deftones will still be playing though all three nights had sold out.

Also in France is Oakland's Shannon and the Clams, who were in Lille, France during the attacks and were planning on heading to Paris the next day.


Shannon Shaw from Shannon and the Clams has announced that the band's Paris show, scheduled for Saturday night, has been canceled:

And there has been no update on the Deftones, but it's best to assume that they've been canceled, as bodies were still being removed from Le Bataclan Saturday afternoon.

Deftones updated on their Facebook page that they are all safe:

We will update this story when new details are learned. Also follow coverage of the attacks on KQED News.