The frontman for the Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose November 2015 concert in Paris was the scene of a deadly terrorist attack, is in legal hot water after allegedly making death threats to a friend.
According to TMZ, Jesse Hughes, the lead singer of the ironically-named band, made death threats and threatened to place a “voodoo curse” on a former friend, Andrew Julian Vega. Vega has reportedly filed a restraining order against Hughes, and shared details about the frontman’s allegedly threatening behavior with TMZ.
Vega claims that Hughes threatened to shoot him and, according to TMZ, “blow his lungs through the back” — whatever that means. He has accused Hughes of pinning a voodoo doll with a knife stuck in it to his gate, with a sinister message written in red paint: “Andy is next.”
TMZ says the dispute arose over a girl, but there were no further specifics provided about the former friends’ falling out.
Eagles of Death Metal is not actually a death metal band: Their musical style is blending of blues rock and garage rock with some other influences mixed in.
The band was on stage before an audience of 1,500 at Le Bataclan arena in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, when terrorist attacker stormed the arena, firing shots into the crowd and detonating multiple explosives. The concert attack killed 89 people, and 41 more were killed in a nearby attack at a football match. A member of Eagles of Death Metal’s merchandising team, Nick Alexander was among the terror attack victims. All members of the band survived.