Eagles of Death Metal won't be joining U2 in Paris


U2 have confirmed Eagles of Death Metal will not join them on stage in Paris on Sunday night.

The Californian rock band were performing at the city's Bataclan Theatre on 13 November when three gunmen stormed in and killed 90 people.

There had been reports in recent days that the band would join U2 for their last song at their gig in the AccorHotels Arena.

But U2 published a statement on their website saying: "This is not the case."

The band added: "We have another surprise guest planned for tonight's show.‎"

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Image caption Eagles of Death Metal on stage in the Bataclan moments before the attack

U2 have written a special song in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.

Frontman Bono said the track, called Streets of Surrender, contains lines about Paris being the "city of liberty" and having "streets of love and pride".

The group were due to play in Paris days after the attacks, but cancelled like many other bands.

They rescheduled the gigs to this Sunday and Monday.

Last month, the lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal said he wanted to be the first person to play the Bataclan theatre when it reopens.

Speaking to Vice, singer Jesse Hughes said he "cannot wait to get back to Paris and play".

"Our friends went to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live."

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