Eagles of Death Metal survived the horrific November 2015 massacre at the Bataclan during the Paris terror attacks. But now they are personae non gratae in parts of France.
The rock festivals Rock en Seine and Le Festival Cabaret Vert have canceled the Coachella Valley-based band’s upcoming appearances because of outspoken frontman Jesse Hughes’ comments about Muslims and the Paris attacks.
“Being in total disagreement with Jesse Hughes’ 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,” the festivals announced Friday on their respective websites. “We thank you for your understanding.”