- Band at the center of the Paris terror attack are rock band from Palm Desert, California.
- Eagles of Death Metal were on stage at the Bataclan Club in Paris when gunmen burst into the venue
The group, from Palm Desert, California, were playing when gunmen burst into the 150-year-old theater and opened fire into the audience. At least 80 people are thought to have died.
The band is fronted by Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme and his childhood friend Jesse Hughes, though Homme does not often appear in live shows due to his other band commitments. He was was not at Friday's concert, according to reports in the music press.
The band have a rolling list of members who play at gigs and on their albums, including Julian Dorio, who is not a permanent member of the band, but joined them for the European tour.
Despite the name, EODM's genre is blues rock. This apparently was not the first time the band had played the Bataclan. A video on YouTube
shows them performing there in 2009.
A message posted on the band's Facebook page Friday said they were still trying to locate some crew members.
But family members later reported that all the band members are safe.
Julian spoke to his brother, Michael after the incident. Michael told CNN: "He had been performing and heard the gunshots," Dorio said. "The whole band heard the gunshots before they saw anything and stopped playing, hit the deck and kind of went backstage and exited as fast as they could."
Julian's wife, Emily Dorio, posted on her Instagram account: "My heart is actually in Paris tonight. I'm saying a million prayers that my husband comes home safe. I'm saying a million prayers for everyone who won't. I've never been so grateful and so heartbroken in the same breath of air."