The American rock band Eagles of Death Metal recently spoke for the first time about the horror of the attack in Paris at Le Bataclan nightclub where they were performing.
For the first time, the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal have begun to speak about the horrific attack at Le Bataclan nightclub in Paris where they were performing the night of the Nov. 13 attacks. The club had a sold out crowd of 1,500 people when, about an hour into the concert, chaos and bloodshed erupted.
Three gunmen aligned with the Islamic State broke into the nightclub and started shooting everything that moved with their AK-47 rifles. When the smoke had cleared and the three gunmen lay dead from a hail of police bullets and bombs, 89 people had been killed, reports The New York Post. One of the guman was killed by police while the other two blew themselves up by way of their bomb vests.
According to members of the band, there was no place to run. When the chaos and the murder erupted, many of the concertgoers raced to hide in the band’s dressing room. Eagles frontman, Jesse Hughes, recalled that there was no safe place to hide.
“The killers were able to get in and kill every one of them,” Hughes recalled. “Except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket. People were playing dead they were so scared.”
Hughes’ voice trembled a bit as he recalled the nightmare that was that night. The band managed to escape the carnage but they are greatly saddened by the loss of four employees and 89 fans.
“A great reason why so many were killed,” Hughes explained, “is because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends. So many people put themselves in front of other people.”
The band has not made any previous public statements about the Nov. 13 attacks that left 130 dead and 350 wounded. A longer interview with the band will be released later in the week. The band from California was originally formed in 1998 and they have recorded five albums to date. The band has cancelled the remainder of their current tour and have returned home.