The anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks is bringing a variety of responses from both the political and music worlds. Despite a concert featuring Sting to raise spirits, many are pointing to Paris and France as uneasy in the face of a terrorist threat. And now reports are surfacing that all isn’t right at the Bataclan performance either.
Reports are circulating that members of Eagles of Death Metal, the band on the stage at the time of the horrifying attacks , were barred from entering the concert reopening the Bataclan featuring Sting. AFP reports that Bataclan co-director Jules Frutos made the decision to throw the members due to comments frontman Jesse Hughes made following the attacks:
“They came, I threw them out — there are things you can’t forgive…”
Eagles frontman Jesse Hughes — one of the two band members denied entry to the Sting concert — caused dismay in France earlier this year by suggesting Muslim staff at the Bataclan were involved in the gun and suicide bomb attack there on November 13, 2015.
Before the concert Frutos said that he was sick of listening to Hughes’ conspiracy theories.
“He makes these incredibly false declarations every two months. It is madness, accusing our security of being complicit with the terrorists… Enough. Zero. This has to stop,” he added.