Speaking with Vice, the musicians open up about the attack at Paris’ Bataclan Theatre, and what occurred in their own dressing room as the attackers moved through the venue.
“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 says in a snippet of the interview, which can be viewed below.
Discussing why so many people were killed at the concert, Hughes says one reason is that many people tried to protect their friends. “People were playing dead, and they were so scared… So many people put themselves in front of people,” he says.
Homme, who wasn’t performing with Eagles Of Death Metal on the night of the Paris shooting, doesn’t say anything in the interview trailer, but is clearly shaken as Hughes discusses the details of what happened in the group’s dressing room. Homme is helping to raise money for victims of the attack.
Eagles Of Death Metal released a statement after the Bataclan attack, saying that “love overshadows evil” and paying tribute to their merch man Nick Alexander and “record company comrades” Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, who all died in the attack.
Catch a teaser of Eagles Of Death Metal’s interview with Vice below, along with footage from the attack at the Bataclan Theatre. The full interview will be released next week.
Watch: Eagles Of Death Metal Speak Out About The Paris Attacks
WARNING: The following Instagram post contains disturbing footage of the Bataclan Theatre attack
Les dernières notes, avant les coups de feu, la panique et l’horreur… @eodmofficial #parislanuit #concert #horeur @lebataclan #lebataclan #attentat #peaceforparis /// 16-11-2015 : Hello, I want to thank each one of you for your expressions of support. I was lucky to get out unscathed. All my thoughts goes to the victims and their families. Peace.