Eagles of Death Metal Return to Paris, Give Tribute to Victims of Bataclan Massacre
The Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose performance became the bloodiest chapter of the Paris attacks last month, returned to the city this week to take the stage, as well as to honor those who died at the Bataclan concert hall.
The band was performing at the venue when it came under siege by ISIS militants who proceeded to kill 80 people and injure over 100 within the single scene of carnage. Members of the band have given a series of harrowing interviews of the attack since then, but pledged that they would return to the French capital to finish the set they started.
Before returning to the theater, the band appeared alongside U2 for their Innocence Experience Tour, where singer Bono welcomed them to share the stage. “These are our brothers. Our fellow troubadours. They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we would like to offer them ours tonight,” Bono said as the band came on for a joint performance of Patti Smith‘s “People Have The Power.”
Also during their trip, the band members spent about 10 minutes outside the Bataclan as they laid flowers at the memorial and tearfully remembered those who were lost. When asked how he was feeling, singer Jesse Hughes could only shake his head in anguish.
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