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Bono bought Eagles of Death Metal new phones in Paris following attacks

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Bono has been vocal since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, which saw 130 killed across Paris. Eighty-nine people were killed in a brutal attack on concert hall le Bataclan where the Eagles of Death Metal were headlining, but in a new interview with the New York Times, the U2 frontman spoke about the sweet thing the band did for the California rockers after the tragedy.

“The best thing we could do for our fellow musicians,” Bono says, “was to buy them phones. Jesse [Hughes] said, just getting the phones to be texting and all the stuff that you do — social media — to find out what’s going on. Their phones were in the venue.”

Bono also said they offered the group their jet, but “they found another way.”

U2 were originally scheduled to play in Paris Nov. 14 and 15 at the AccorHotel Arena, their set was to be filmed for an HBO special. In the wake of the attack, their dates we postponed. They will now end their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour in Paris Sunday, Dec. 6 and Monday, Dec. 7. 

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