Eagles of Death Metal Talk About The Paris Attacks

Eagles of Death Metal have been mostly silent since one of their shows in Paris was interrupted by gunfire not even two weeks ago. The attack on Le Bataclan theatre left 89 people dead and so many more injured.

They are about to break that silence.

Some bands cancelled performances including Foo Fighters and U2. There were tributes and flowers crowding the streets and mourners paying their respects to those who had fallen and those who were healing. Social media was busy with statuses of support and love for those who were affected by the attacks. The symbol of the Eiffel Tower drawn as a peace sign were shared with heartfelt messages from people around the world.

Eagles of Death Metal lost their Merch Manager Nick Alexander in the chaos. They were understandably devastated. They published an open letter on Twitter. “We are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion,” they wrote.

You can read that in full below.

Now, they are going to sit down with Vice for their first interview since the attack. Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme will talk about their experience during the attacks, as well as that of those who were inside the theatre.“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,” Hughes recalled.

“People were playing dead and they were so scared. 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.”

The interview will be aired online next week. Watch the trailer below.