Eagles of Death Metal was the band playing at the Bataclan concert hall when the terrorists attacked. As many as 100 people were killed at the sold-out concert. The band escaped unharmed, but their merchandising manager, Nick Alexander, was killed. Lead singer Jesse Hughes spent his formative years in Palm Desert. Guitarist Dave Catching owns a recording studio in the desert. And the band plays regularly at Pappy and Harriet’s, a roadhouse in nearby Pioneertown.