For better or for worse, the Southern California rock band called Eagles of Death Metal has become part of history in the wake of the Paris terrorist attack at Bataclan. Thankfully, the band was safe. They were the lucky ones. A sold-out show, in an old French theater named for a 19th century operetta by composer Jacques Offenbach, never happened.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: People place flowers and candles on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal performs live on the Main Stage on Day Three during the Reading Festival 2012 at Richfield Avenue on August 26, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Bands always struggle with getting the word out. Trying to find new listeners, radio support, YouTube videos and friendly reviews in the press. Now the whole world knows who the Eagles of Death Metal are. They were part of the unimaginable. History is full of those unexpected turns and tragedies that push regular folks or minor players front and center whether they like it or not. Like the Who in Cincinnati or The Stones at Altamont, once again fun loving rock and roll is in the front row of a major tragedy and forever in the history books.

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