Coming Soon: Eagles of Death Metal Speak Out about the Paris Attacks

Coming Soon: Eagles of Death Metal Speak Out about the Paris Attacks

While reporting on last week’s horrific terror attacks in Paris, we realized with shock that the band playing at the Bataclan, the venue where 89 rock fans had their lives taken, was the Eagles of Death Metal.

You never expect the people you know to be caught up in such things, but the Eagles are a band we’ve interviewed many times before and Jesse Hughes, the lead singer, hosted a video series on VICE’s music channel, Noisey.

While Jesse and the band thankfully survived, some of the people closest to them did not. They include the band’s merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, as well as three colleagues from their record label, Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez.

This week VICE founder Shane Smith sat down with Jesse and bandmate Joshua Homme to talk about those they lost, what happened that night, and to try to figure out what it is that they—and we—can do next.

The interview will premiere next week on

Our love goes out to all those affected by the recent terrorism and violence in Paris, Beirut, Nigeria, Mali, Syria, Iraq, and far too many other places to mention.

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20 Responses

  1. dinnynosher says:

    Trailer for a fucking interview, Vice is getting worse by the minute.

    Why have a trailer? What do you have to edit?

  2. matvei15 says:

    “Wow”…could this shitty hipster interviewer be any more fake?

  3. Stoner Jo says:

    I don’t need some teasing, I love the band, i cannot imagine what they
    live. Jesse you’re clearly an inspiration, For me and for my friends I lost
    last week… So please Vice, you don’t have to do this kind Of “to be
    continued next week” … Seriously this is not the moment or the kind Of
    events we need to do that… Peace, love and death metal !!!

  4. Gustavo Scatena says:

    Hyping up an interview about such a sensitive subject is a new low. Can’t
    see this as a preparation for a “shocking full release” neither, brutal
    details on the events were everywhere.
    I don’t think Homme and EODM knew how this material would be handled. Not
    their fault.
    Shame on you, Vice.

  5. Grinda Mcblasty says:

    White people; always the 1st in the equality line.
    Welcome to everyday life in the Middle East bitches.

  6. Veredika says:

    I’m kind of with people on the whole trailer thing. Trailers are meant to
    get you “excited” to watch something. Too soon.

  7. Bongo Boy says:


  8. Bongo Boy says:

    I don’t know how I feel about this. Although I’m extremely interested in
    getting the bands take on it, it also seems like a cash grab to hype it up
    with a trailer and make it this big release and stuff. I don’t know,
    everything is just fucked. But I am interested in what Jesse and the others
    have to say about the tragedy, and shed some light on what went on in the
    Bataclan that night…

  9. TeddySpaghetti says:

    I have no idea who this band is, but I cannot wait to hear their next
    album. I’m sure it’ll be incredibly emotional and driven.

  10. caessarion says:

    oh, If they were muslims who hate infidel scum, why wouldn’t they kill the
    Satanists first? it makes no sense at all.

  11. KaneIsAbel Feefa says:

    All the ppl commenting “moral” shit, the channel is called fucking VICE U
    RETARDS. Too dumb.

  12. blandybo says:

    Thank fuck folks recognize this is bogus. A trailor for what happened in
    Paris? Making a production of this massacre??? FAAAACK AFFFFF! Fuck Jess
    Hughes, fuck joshua hommee, I dont give a fuck how cool they think they
    are, to milk this incident in Paris and make something of it is as tacky as
    it gets. Fuck em’.

  13. Grandmaster Dinner Roll says:

    This is going to be so hard to watch ?

  14. aldo villamil says:

    FAlse flag……

  15. Aug O says:

    The fuck are you all mad about? So they made a trailer, big fucking deal.
    Be mad at the terrorists

  16. Jacob smith says:

    only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun! remember that
    next time you demonize gun owners in the U.S.A!

  17. Johnny Marlin says:

    Homme wasn’t even there.

  18. area51r says:

    hahahahahahahaha i see this is going to be a comedy

  19. Joshua Donn says:

    Vice cashing in with this exclusive scoop! Great job Shane.

  20. Last Man On Earth says:

    so many people died coz they didn’t want to leave their friends. this is
    going to make me cry.
    My Christian friends are saying is coz they worship the devil. cringing