Newswire: The Bataclan reopens on the anniversary of the Paris attacks, claims to have banned Jesse Hughes

One year to the day after terrorist attacks killed more than 100 people in the French capital—many of them during a concert by Eagles Of Death Metal at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall—the theater has reopened, with Sting taking the stage earlier tonight. But despite the solemnity of the anniversary, there was still some controversy surrounding today’s event, with the theater’s co-director telling French news agency AFP that he’d banned EODM frontman Jesse Hughes from the concert, a charge the band’s management has aggressively denied.

“They came, I threw them out—there are things you can’t forgive,” said Jules Frutos, referring to comments that Hughes made, and later retracted, accusing Muslim members of the theater’s staff of helping to orchestrate the attacks. “He makes these incredibly false declarations every two months,” Frutos added. “It is madness, accusing our security of being complicit with …

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