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Video: Eagles Of Death Metal Candidly Talk About The Paris Attacks
A week after their concert was part of the terrorist attack on Paris, members of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal sat down for an on-camera interview to speak about the tragedy.
A total of 89 people were killed, including the band's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, and three colleagues from their record label in what the band called in a statement an "unimaginable ordeal."
In the above clip previewing their interview with VICE, lead singer Jesse Hughes describes specifics of the events that took place at the concert venue Le Bataclan. "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," he tells VICE founder Shane Smith as bandmate Josh Homme listens on. "People were playing dead, and they were so scared."
"A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn't leave their friends," he continues, choking back tears. "So many people put themselves in front of people."
Homme, who was not with the band in Paris, is raising money through his The Sweet Stuff Foundation and dedicating all donations towards families of the victims from the Paris attack.
The full video of the VICE interview with Eagles of Death Metal will premiere next week on VICE.com