On Friday November 13th, gunmen invaded the Bataclan concert hall and shot dead fans who came out to watch US band, The Eagles of Death Metal, all 89 of them killed. And the artists talked about the horror of that evening for the first time in an emotional interview.
Lead singer Jesse Hughes (centre) said fans hid in his dressing room after the initial slaughter, but were found by the killers who then murdered them all, except for a kid hiding under his leather jacket
His voice shook and he fought back tears as he explained how so many of the band’s fans at the gig in Paris were killed because they would not leave their friends behind. A total of 89 were killed in the Bataclan in the night of terror that saw 130 innocent people murdered.
Hughes – sitting alongside band mate Joshua Homme, who was not at the gig – described the chaos after three terrorists burst into the Bataclan and opened fire on the crowd.
‘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 said. ‘People were playing dead and they were so scared,’ he added.
|Hughes performing before the massacre began|
Hughes, who ran from the stage as the Islamists gunned down innocent revelers, said many were killed because they chose to protect their friends instead of trying to escape.
He said: ‘A great reason why so many were killed was because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends. So many people put themselves in front of people.’
Vice has only released a clip of the interview, which will be shown in full next week.
Source: Vice/Mail Online