The Eagles Of Death Metal have been removed from the lineups of Rock en Seine and Cabaret Vert this summer, after further controversial statements from the band’s singer Jesse Hughes.
Since surviving the Paris terror attacks in November 2015, Hughes has made a number of controversial statements, including claiming that venue staff were collaborating with the attackers.
His latest outburst came in an interview with prominent right wing writer Gavin McInnes for Taki Magazine, where he claimed that he “saw Muslims celebrating in the street during the attack. I saw it with my own eyes … There must have been coordination”.
The festivals issued a joint statement confirming the band’s removal from their roster, saying that they were in “total disagreement” with the views.