Singer for Eagles of Death Metal escapes Paris attack

Palm Desert, California-based band Eagles of Death Metal performs on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Oct. 5, 2015.

The lead singer of a Southern California band escaped a Paris concert hall after gunmen attacked on Friday, a relative told KESQ-TV.

The Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show at the Bataclan, a well-known theater in Paris, when gunmen killed dozens of people and took many hostages.

Jesse Hughes, the front-man for the band, was on stage when the gunmen entered the concert through multiple doors, a relative told KESQ.

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The relative said Hughes was able to escape out a backstage door.

KESQ reports Hughes is safe and at a Paris police station, but other members of his band remain missing.

Josh Homme, a drummer for the Eagles of Death Metal and singer of Queens of the Stone Age, was not playing with the Eagles of Death Metal at the time of the attack.

Eagles of Death Metal was formed in Palm Desert back in 1998 and recently played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in October.


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