Back in March, Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes made some controversial statements during an appearance on Fox Business Network to discuss the Paris attacks at Le Bataclan, where he suggested security didn't show up to the concert, because he believed they were involved in the attack. He did apologize for the comments but then went on to state something similar in a recent interview. "I saw Muslims celebrating in the street during the attack. I saw it with my own eyes. In real time! How did they know what was going on? There must have been coordination," he also said to VICE co-founder Gavin McInnes, among other offensive things.

The band is now paying the consequences as they've been dropped from two French festivals and will no longer be playing Rock en Seine in Paris and Cabaret Vert in northern France. The festivals issued a joint statement: "Being in total disagreement with Jesse Hugues' recent allegations given in an itw with an american media, both Cabaret Vert & Rock en Seine festivals have decided to cancel the band's performance. We thank you for your understanding."