Eagles of Death Metal Open Up About Paris Attacks for the First Time
Eagles of Death Metal have shared their account of what happened at their show in Paris earlier this month during which terrorists opened fire on the crowd, killing 89.
In two separate interviews with Vice, members of the band tell what they saw and heard at Le Bataclan on November 13. "At first I thought it was the PA cracking up," said guitarist Eden Galindo. "Then I realized real quick that it wasn't."
Following the tragedy, Eagles of Death Metal canceled the remainder of their tour. Watch the heartbreaking interviews in the 26-minute video above.
In the second interview, founders Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme (who wasn't with the band during the tour) talk about the future of Eagles of Death Metal and the immense guilt they feel. But Hughes says he's determined to continue playing music in the face of such senseless violence.
"I cannot wait to get back to Paris," he said. "I want to be the first band to play in Le Bataclan when it opens back up because I was there when it went silent for a minute."