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Eagles of Death Metal to release documentary about terrorist attack in Paris

Posted by on November 2, 2016


At this point, everyone knows about last year’sas tragic terrorist attack in Paris, part of which claimed 89 lives on November 13th during a show at the Le Bataclan where the Eagles of Death Metal were playing. The event was shocking for the entire world, but some of the most affected ones were the survivors of the show, including the members of the band, who have told their story on several occasions in hopes of shedding some light on the awful incident. It was almost just a matter of time  before they presented the story as a documentary, and that’s about to happen.

HBO Documentary Films will release a new documentary called Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) in February 2017 and will recount the band’s experience, starting with the attack at Le Bataclan. The film will also delve into the history of the band since its inception by founders Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes and will have guest appearances by U2’s The Edge and Bono, who invited the band to return to Paris a few months after the attack.

The director’s seat will be taken by Colin Hanks, director of All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, and son of actor Tom Hanks. He’s known the band for seven years, since he befriended them while working on the Tower documentary. More details about the release will come later on the year but it’s definitely a film you should keep on your radar.

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