Eagles of Death Metal

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21 Nov, 2015

Vice interview trailer


Hughes and Homme (who was not at the attack) appear in a trailer for a Vice interview about the Bataclan attack.

Several people hid in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them—except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket…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

Coming Soon: Eagles of Death Metal Speak Out about the Paris Attacks

18 Nov, 2015

Releases statement

Makes Statement

MAIN-A-statement-from-Eagles-of-Death-MetalThe band releases a statement on Facebook.

While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones..Although bonded in 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. We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil. All EODM shows are on hold until further notice. Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.

Gunmen enter Bataclan Music Hall

Terror Incident

The gunmen enter the Bataclan Music Hall, in the 11th arrondissement, where Eagles of Death Metal are playing to an audience of 1000 people. They start shooting into the crowd from the balcony. About 100 hostages are taken. According to witnesses, some men try to bargain with the gunmen to let their wives leave the theater. Witness:

I have seen two terrorists, from my point of view, with AK-47 Kalashnikovs entering the concert room and firing randomly into the crowd. People yelled, screamed, and everybody lay on the floor. It lasted for 10 minutes, 10 minutes, 10 horrific minutes when everybody was on the floor covering their heads and we heard so many gunshots, and the terrorists were very calm, very determined, and they reloaded three or four times their weapons. They didn’t shout anything, they didn’t say anything. They were wearing black clothes and they were shooting at people on the floor, executing them. I was luckily at the top of the stage, on the front of the stage.

Bataclan attack video: People flee Paris theater seconds after terrorists open fire

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