by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | November 22, 2015 3:38 pm
The Eagles of Death Metal lead singer Jesse Hughes described the terrorist attack in Paris on that fateful night last week. He recounted how fans hid in their dressing room, but the gunmen found them. They killed all of them except for one very, very lucky kid. He hid under the lead singer’s jacket and was spared. As people were horrifically executed around him, this kid beat the odds. This happened after the initial killing took place in the concert hall. Many, many died because they wouldn’t leave their wounded friends behind. The Jihadists calmly shot two and three at a time, pausing for effect and reloading. They also eviscerated some of their victims while still alive. It was straight out of a nightmare – a bloodbath come to life.
From the Daily Mail:
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.
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.
A total of 89 people were killed in the Bataclan theater, with 130 murdered in total on the night of terror in Paris.
The Eagles of Death Metal were entertaining the large crowd at the Paris venue on Friday, November 13, when the extremists opened fire.
Video footage taken inside the concert hall when the terrorists first started shooting showed Hughes running off stage as the band’s drummer ducked for cover.
A British couple who were near the exits of the Bataclan and were able to escape said the lead singer urged them to flee for their lives.
Husband and wife Maria and Patrick Moore, from Southampton, were told to ‘run, baby, run’ by rocker Hughes as they bravely searched for friend Brian Sanders, who was being crushed in a stampede caused by the chaos at the Paris concert hall.
Mrs Moore, 50, said: ‘Brian was being trodden on so we went back to the doorway and yanked him up.
‘We could hear the gunfire getting closer and closer and we ran up the street.
‘The lead singer ran past us with his girlfriend saying “Run baby run!”
‘There was the crackle of gunshots and people stumbling on the steps, I can’t remember hearing anyone screaming.
‘It was all so surreal and the adrenaline took over – it was all a blur.’
The band released a statement earlier this week saying the band was ‘bonded in grief’ with the victims of the massacre.
‘While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France,’ it said.
‘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.
‘Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.
‘We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.
‘All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.’
They signed off the short statement with: ‘Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.’
The band members escaped and none of them died. But many around them did. One woman remembers the lead singer running past her and saying, ‘Run, baby, run!’ Jesse Hughes’ voice broke as he told his story and he wept at the memory of it all. 132 lost their lives and over 350 were wounded that night. 89 perished in the concert hall. It was a shooting gallery with a bunch of sitting ducks. They shot from the balconies and worked their way down. There was blood and gore everywhere. People were so scared, they froze in place. That proved to be fatal. This is not the end of this slaughter. Much more is to come, I fear. The French are still reeling from that night and things will never be the same in Paris. Love may conquer all, but terrorism kills. There are no further details yet on the kid that survived. He had an angel on his shoulder that night.
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