Eagles Of Death Metal Open Up About Paris Attacks For The First Time

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Joe Durbin
"We weren't sure if they were targeting us or what was going on."

On November 13, 2015, a string of coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out in Paris, France. The attacks took the lives of 130 people and left hundreds more critically injured. 

One of the attacks took place during a concert at the downtown Bataclan theater. On Wednesday, the band playing that concert, The Eagles Of Death Metal, spoke out for the first time about the horrific events of that infamous night. 

 

The band members were visibly distraught during this emotional interview with media upstart Vice.com. 

When shooting broke out the band members first thought was that there was something wrong with their sound equipment. When it became clear what was actually happening the members of the band were able to either hide or make their way off of the stage without being harmed. 

Lead singer Jesse Hughes was separated from his girlfriend Tuesday in the ensuing panic, but fortunately, he was able to reconnect with her before making his way out of the venue. 

Hughes also told the interviewer that he saw many people killed when they refused to leave their injured friends behind in order to save themselves. 

The band's drummer, Julian Dorio, said that the moment he laid his eyes upon the two gunmen as "the most awful" thing he had ever seen. 

The band's co-founder Josh Homme was not at the Paris show, but he still wanted the friends and families of those affected to know that he, and his band, will be there for them. 

"I sort of want to just get down on my knees and say 'whatever you need', because there is nothing I can say," Homme said through his tears.

The tragic events that took place in Paris this month are some of the worst in recent memory. If you want to get involved in helping the victims and family members of those killed this is a good place to start. 

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