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Eagles of Death Metal announce HBO doc about Paris terror attacks

The Colin Hanks-directed film will focus on the 2015 Paris attacks and subsequent aftermath

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David Wolff-Patrick

Nearly one year after the terrorist attack in Paris that claimed 89 lives at an Eagles of Death Metal concert, the band announced that a documentary titled Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) will air exclusively on HBO in February.

The film will track the band’s experiences both before and after the fateful Nov. 13, 2015, set, while taking a close look at the relationship between singer Jesse Hughes and his co-founder, drummer Josh Homme, who have been friends since childhood.

Colin Hanks, who has been friends with the band since the filming of 2015’s All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, is set to direct. Hanks’ goal for the film was to “document the band and their fans to try and make something positive from something truly unfathomable,” HBO said in a statement.

The film will begin with the 2015 attack, and also include the band’s emotional return to Paris on Feb. 16, 2016, as they attempt to heal.

U2’s Bono and The Edge, who invited Eagles of Death Metal to return to Paris and perform with them shortly after the attack, will also appear.

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