Colin Hanks Wants to “Make Something Positive Out of an Incredibly Tragic Event” with Eagles of Death Metal Documentary

Credit: Chapman BaehlerColin Hanks stopped by ABC's Live with Kelly Tuesday morning to discuss his documentary about Eagles of Death Metal, titled Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends).

As a longtime friend of the band, Hanks felt making the documentary "would be an interesting opportunity to try and make something positive out of an incredibly tragic event."

The film explores the aftermath of the November 2015 terrorist attack during the Eagles of Death Metal's concert at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, as well as their return to Paris the following February. However, Hanks feels that Nos Amis is really about the relationship between Eagles of Death Metal's two founding members: Jesse Hughes and Joshua Homme.

"They've been childhood friends since they were kids growing up in Palm Desert, and they've got a really unique relationship that I would say a lot of people don't have, a lot of men don't have," Hanks explains. "They really care for each other a great deal, and they are not afraid to show it. They're really genuine and very great guys."

Homme, who does not regularly tour with Eagles of Death Metal, was not with Hughes and the rest of the band the night of the Bataclan concert.

"When Jesse and the touring group played in Paris, Joshua was not there, and so he could not be there for his friend in that time of need," Hanks says. "So [the film is] sort of an examination of what friendship really is, and that's really how this all came about. They're my friends and they were suffering, and I wanted to try and help them as much as I could."

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) premieres February 13 on HBO.

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