Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

U.S. band performing during Paris attack reportedly unharmed (graphic images)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:02

(WARNING:GRAPHIC CONTENT) Eagles of Death Metal band members, playing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where scores were shot to death, reportedly survived the attack. Gavino Garay reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

++EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT++ The California-based band, Eagles of Death Metal, was taking to the stage at the Bataclan music hall in Paris on Friday night when the deadly attack started, leaving scores dead. Jo Ellen Hughes, the mother of band member Jesse Hughes, says not everyone in the band's entourage is accounted for but is relieved to hear HER son made it out alive. (SOUNDBITE) AUDIO ONLY OF THE VOICE OF JO ELLEN HUGHES, MOTHER OF A BAND MEMBER JESSE HUGHES, OVER VARIOUS STILL IMAGES OF EAGLES OF DEATH METAL'S WEBSITE, SAYING: "He was very upset and shaken and he just wanted everybody to pray for those there, the victims and the police. He's ok though." The club venue was just one of several sites across the city hit by Islamic State fighters who called Paris the capital of "vice and "prostitution". French President Francois Hollande says the attacks were an "act of war" and is calling for three days of mourning.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

U.S. band performing during Paris attack reportedly unharmed (graphic images)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:02