Eagles Of Death Metal Recounts Dreadful Encounter About The Paris Attack: ‘People Were Playing Dead’

By Rosella Jane Vargas | 2 years ago
Eagles Of Death Metal Recounts Dreadful Encounter About The Paris Attack: ‘People Were Playing Dead’
Paris Attack: ‘People Were Playing Dead’

Eagles of Death Metal is supposed to have a great time in their last concert in France. However, on the day and venue of their performance act, series of Paris attacks were done by a terrorist group. They witnessed all the events that happened especially they were in the stage. Now, the band opens up about the dreadful encounter to VICE’s Shane Smith.

According to People, the band’s lead singer, Jesse Hughes, narrated how quick things took place.

“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 and so many people put themselves in front of people,” Hughes said.

Despite the fear and uncertainty, those who attended the concert still did the split-second decision of protecting their loved ones and friends even if they have to sacrifice their life in exchange for it. Hughes added, “Several people hid in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in and killed everyone of them except for a kid that was hiding underneath my leather jacket.”


Everyone did what they can do to stay alive. In a report from Entertainment Tonight, all the members of Eagles of Death Metal survived the attack. Unfortunately, it isn’t the same case with their other friends. After the incident, they released a statement in their Facebook account.

“We are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones.”, the band have written.

We hope Eagles of Death Metal will soon be able to move on from the trauma brought by the attack and become a stronger band after everything that happened.

Photo Source: Eagles of Death Metal/Facebook

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