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Eagles of Death Metal is safe, ‘horrified’ by Paris attacks

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, Joshua Homme, of Queens of the Stone Age, performs at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Homme, also a member of Eagles of Death Metal, was scheduled to perform, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Bataclan venue in Paris where patrons were taken hostage. The band says they are home safe after the Paris attacks, but they “are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France.” The band released a new album last month and was on an European tour when the attacks occurred. They said all shows are on hold until further notice. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, Joshua Homme, of Queens of the Stone Age, performs at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Homme, also a member of Eagles of Death Metal, was scheduled to perform, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Bataclan venue in Paris where patrons were taken hostage. The band says they are home safe after the Paris attacks, but they “are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France.” The band released a new album last month and was on an European tour when the attacks occurred. They said all shows are on hold until further notice. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

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Eagles of Death Metal is safe, ‘horrified’ by Paris attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the band Eagles of Death Metal say they’re home safe after the Paris attacks and “are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France.”

The U.S. band was set to perform at the Bataclan last week when the deadly attacks occurred.

They said in a statement Wednesday that their “thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris.”

The band released a new album last month. They were on a European tour when the attacks occurred. They said all shows are on hold until further notice.

The band also thanked “the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments.”

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