The Eagles of Death Metal have described the horror of the Bataclan concert hall massacre for the first time in an emotional interview.
Lead singer Jesse Hughes told Vice that 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.
Hughes’ 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.
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.
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