Eagles of Death Metal Denies Reports of Band's Return to Israel

Band's producer says reports of the band's return were based on 'unconfirmed rumors' and were 'simply not true.'

In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal performs at Riot Fest & Carnival in Douglas Park in Chicago.
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The American band whose Paris concert was attacked Friday has denied reports the band is returning to Israel.

The Times of Israel quoted Monday the Eagles of Death Metal’s Israeli producer as saying that earlier Israeli media reports were based on “unconfirmed rumors” and were “simply not true.”

Ynet reported earlier in the day that the band, which performed in Israel in the summer despite pressure from the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, had confirmed plans to return in the summer of 2016.

Eighty-seven people, including three of the band’s crew members, were killed in the Friday concert, when gunmen entered the Bataclan Theater and began shooting at the crowd. The attack was one of several terrorist attacks in the French capital that left at least 129 dead and more than 300 injured.

None of the musicians were hurt in the attacks.