Eagles of Death Metal documentary pulled from film festival following Paris attacks

November 21, 2015

A documentary on Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes has been pulled from Amsterdam’s International Documentary Film Festival over fears it would appear insensitive following last week’s Paris attacks.

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89 people died when gunmen opened fire at the band’s gig at Le Bataclan last Friday (November 13). A total of 129 people were killed and around 350 injured after a series of violent attacks in Paris, with the music venue the worst hit.

The Redemption Of The Devil was released earlier this year and is already available to view online. The film was directed by Alex Hoffman and follows frontman Jesse Hughes, also an ordained Catholic minister, in the run up to the release of Eagles of Death Metal’s latest album, ‘Zipper Down’.

Eagles Of Death Metal merchandise seller, Nick Alexander was the first Briton confirmed to have been killed in the attacks. Mercury Records’ international product manager Thomas Ayad and Les In Rocks reporter Guillaume B Decherf are also among the deceased.

Earlier this week, Eagles of Death Metal issued a statement to the press and fans in which they said they they are “united in grief” with the victims, fans, families and people of Paris, while confirming that all of their future live dates are on hold. They also paid tribute to Nick Alexander and the three record company staff who were killed at Le Bataclan in the terrorist attack.

Meanwhile, Eagles of Death Metal member Josh Homme is seeking donations through his charity Sweet Stuff Foundation to help victims of the Paris attacks.

 

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