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Foo Fighters sue insurers over Paris terror attack cancellations

Foo Fighters sue insurers over Paris terror attack cancellations

US rock band the Foo Fighters are suing insurers for failing to reimburse them for European shows they cancelled following the Paris terrorist attacks in November.

The lawsuit against underwriters with Lloyd's of London and loss adjuster Robertson Taylor, alleges the band headed by Dave Grohl is owed for shows they called off in Turin, Italy; Paris and Lyon in France; and Barcelona in Spain.

The band was to perform in those cities immediately after the November 13 attacks by Islamic State radicals that killed 130 people last year.

The band said the website, www.foofighterstours2015.com, had been hacked the day after the attacks to display an ISIS flag, automatic weapon and the threat "be prepared".

The band says it believes it will be paid for the Paris and Lyon cancellations but alleges that Robertson Taylor advised underwriters against paying for cancelled shows in Italy and Spain despite Islamic State releasing a video threatening additional attacks in Europe.

The band is also suing the insurers for not paying for three cancelled shows related to Grohl's injured leg after a fall from a stage in Sweden last June.