Eagles of Death Metal Members Revisit Site of Paris Attacks
For the first time since the horrific attacks that claimed dozens of lives during their Nov. 13 concert in Paris, members of Eagles of Death Metal returned to the show venue to share their grief and honor the dead.
The New York Times reports that the band's arrival at the Bataclan theater was greeted by a throng of press and fans who'd staked out the venue since word broke that they'd returned to Paris. Noting that "Spectators clapped and cheered when vehicles bearing members of the American band arrived," the article adds that the group "spent about 10 minutes outside the concert hall in a heavy rain, laying flowers at a makeshift memorial site and reading tributes to the dead."
Understandably, no one from the band had any comment for reporters during the visit, which you can watch above. Singer and guitarist Jesse Hughes, asked if he could offer a description of his feelings, simply shook his head in response.
The group's Bataclan visit came after they took the stage with U2 yesterday, performing a joint rendition of Patti Smith's "The People Have the Power" before offering a performance of their song "I Love You All the Time." The U2 show, which was rescheduled after the attacks, is being broadcast by HBO.
"We want to offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for everything our brothers in U2 did for us in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 attacks. They reminded us that the bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock ’n rollers cannot either … and we never will," reads a statement posted to Eagles of Death Metal's Facebook page. "Thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil. We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016. See you again in February, Paris."
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