Bono Gave Eagles of Death Metal New Phones After Paris Attacks

U2 lead singer wanted to ensure the band could keep in touch with loved ones and news

Bono has now revealed that he offered support to Eagles Of Death Metal after the Paris attacks. According to Bono, he offered U2’s private plane, if they needed it. The band never took Bono up on that offer. Something else that was offered (and accepted) were new phones for the band, who had lost theirs in the chaos of the attacks.

I spoke to Julian and to Jesse. But that was the best thing, Jesse said, just getting the phones to be texting and all the stuff that you do — social media — to find out what’s going on. Their phones were in the venue.” Bono said.

Bono also spoke about chatting with the band after the incident. “Jesse took me through every moment. They really need proper counselling, though — not from a well-meaning Irish rock star. Because post-traumatic stress disorder is a real issue for people who go through these things. They’re going to come through fine, but it was pretty bad.

Say what you want about Bono, but he is one of the most well-intentioned people in music. Props to the man.