According to Deadline, France’s France 2 has postponed the new film “Ce Soir-La” (aka “That Night”), which was supposed to tell a fictional romance story, using the terrorsit attack that occurred during an Eagles Of Death Metal show at Le Bataclan on November 13, 2015 as a plot device. The decision was made after public disapproval and a Change.org petition, which was launched by Claire Peltier, who was a companion of one of the victims killed that night. France 2 said “the film, which is still being edited, has not been seen by the channel’s management” and that they have “made the decision to postpone this project until the production has widely consulted all victims’ associations.” The Paris terrorist attacks resulted in the deaths of over 80 people at that concert alone.
The HBO documentary about the Eagles Of Death Metal, and the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which resulted in the deaths of over 80 people during the band’s show at Le Bataclan alone, will now be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 1. If you missed it, you can find a trailer below:
In other news, Fret12 have shared a new episode of “The Sound And the Story” in which Mastodon’s Brent Hinds interviewed Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes:
Many rock/metal have commented on last night’s (May 22) tragic bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, which resulted in 22 deaths and 59 hospitalizations. You can see what some of them had to say below:
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I am so sick of reading headlines like this. We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this. A music concert is supposed to be a place where people gather to forget their problems for a few hours, not somewhere to roll the dice with your life. At times like this, I think the only thing a normal person can do is try to be the best, most moral, human they can be- in our jaded era, I believe this is more necessary than ever. For instance, this evening after I read this headline, I ran into a very loose acquaintance at the grocery store & mentioned the news. This person joked "Maybe they did it because it was an Ariana Grande show." I was too shocked to even say anything- I utterly fail to find the humor in the fact that at least 19 people are dead & many more injured, whatever you may think of someone's music. I know nothing about Ariana Grande or any of her songs, but I can guarantee that people of many different races, religions, & beliefs were at that show for the same reason- to have a good time. Some of them won't go home tonight. This is not fucking funny to me. This sort of jaded, joking, mentality is evidence to me of the continual chipping away of our humanity by the pathetically low standards of our era. We are better than this, people. It's dehumanizing, just like the freakish & twisted beliefs that allowed this asshole terrorist to kill a bunch of people they didn't know. Everything you do & say has consequences, even if you don't believe that. Make sure you do your best to think & speak with a moral heart- maybe your kindness will prevent someone from going down a dark path- you never know who you may effect positively. My thoughts & prayers are with y'all in the U.K. tonight.
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My heart goes out to Ariana Grande, the victims and the victims families of tonight's attack in Manchester. Our music sanctuary was defiled again tonight. As a performer this hits at my very core. This is again an attack on my home, the very place where my soul lives and breathes. And as a performer I will continue to bring live music to all corners of the world, now not only as an act of peace, equality, love and empowerment but as an act of defiance. I defy your hate, senselessness and cowardice. How dare you enter our fucking church and bring an early end to innocent children and adults who's only desire tonight was to feel that intangible freedom that live music gifts to us all. I raise my guitar and sing my highest note for all our friends in Manchester and we carry Paris with us always as well! We fight back with love and Rock n Roll! Rock on my friends…Rock On.
It was previously revealed that a new documentary about the Eagles Of Death Metal, and the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which resulted in the deaths of over 80 people during the band’s show at Le Bataclan alone, was being put together by Colin Hanks. Now a preview for the film, which is called “Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends),” is available. You can see that below. The documentary will air on HBO on February 13.
A new documentary about the Eagles Of Death Metal, and the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which resulted in the deaths of over 80 people during the band’s show at Le Bataclan alone, is being put together by Colin Hanks. The documentary will be called “Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends),” and it is expected to air on HBO in February (it may also play in select theaters). Deadline says that Live Nation Productions funded the film and that it will be divided into three parts, with the first focusing on the band, the second focusing on the tragic night, and the third focusing on the band’s return to Europe.
Eagles Of Death Metal, who performed at the Bataclan in Paris, France during the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 89 people, have now been dropped from Rock en Seine and the Cabaret Vert festivals, due to Jesse Hughes’ comments about venue security being part of the attacks. He previously apologized for his statements, but then said similar things to Taki Magazine.
The festivals issued the following statement:
“Being in total disagreement with Jesse Hugues’ recent allegations given in an [interview] with an American media, both Cabaret Vert & Rock en Seine festivals have decided to cancel the band’s performance. We thank you for your understanding.”
Eagles Of Death Metal returned to Paris, France to perform their first full show since the the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks, that claimed the lives of at least 129 people, including 89 during their concert at the Bataclan. Survivors from that show got to attend tonight’s (February 16) show at L’Olympia for free. Check out some fan-filmed footage below: