For fans of Eagles of Death Metal, the band’s name is part of its irreverent charm.
“We kind of have a rule with Eagles of Death Metal that it’s the fun show, and we want everyone to belong,” Jesse Hughes, one of the group’s two leaders, said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
In recent years, the space has become known for rock concerts, and according to some reports, Eagles of Death Metal was playing to a sold-out house on Friday night.
The band, formed in 1998, is closely associated with Queens of the Stone Age, which specializes in the fuzzy guitar sounds of 1970s metal.
Joshua Homme, the leader of Queens of the Stone Age, is the other primary member of Eagles of Death Metal, which was on a European tour for “Zipper Down,” its first album in seven years.
Mr. Homme, who rarely tours with Eagles of Death Metal, was not with the group in Paris.
“We are devastated at the loss of life at the Eagles of Death Metal concert and our thoughts and prayers are with the band and their fans.”