Eagles Of Death Metal Singer Opens Up About Paris Attacks
Entertainment| | By Sara Wilkins
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has given an emotional interview about the terrorist attack on the band’s concert in Paris which left 89 people dead.
Hughes sat for an interview with Vice along with his bandmate Josh Homme, and the singer was overcome with emotion as he revealed that some revelers attempted to hide in the band’s dressing room after gunmen stormed the Bataclan venue during the show.
The frontman choked back tears as he explained how the terrorists went backstage and murdered those they found cowering there.
“Several people hid in our dressing room,” he said. “The killers were able to get in and killed every one of them – except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket. People were playing dead. A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends. So many people put themselves in front of people.”
In a statement released on Wednesday, the musicians revealed they are back in their native U.S., but they are still traumatized by the events in Paris.
They wrote, “Although bonded with grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.”
The full interview will premiere next week on Vice.
130 were killed in the simultaneous attacks in Paris on November 13, with restaurants, bars and a soccer stadium among the targets, and members of the band’s record label and crew were among those who died in the massacre at the Bataclan.
Hughes’ comments come after it was revealed Pearl Jam covered an Eagles of Death Metal hit in honor of the grief-stricken band at a show in Brazil on Friday.
Eddie Vedder’s group performed “I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)” during the show in Belo Horizonte.