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VICE: Eagles of Death Metal recall moments of Paris attack

Vice | posted Thursday, Nov 26th, 2015

The Eagles of Death Metal want to be the first ones who sing at the Bataclan when it re-opens.

VICE spoke to the band about the tragic events that took place on November 13, 2015 when terrorists attacked multiple locations in Paris. On that Friday night, three gunmen entered the venue and open fired killing dozens and injuring hundreds.

“I cannot wait to get back to Paris, I cannot wait to play,” said band co-founder Jesse Hughes to VICE founder Shane Smith. “I want to be the first band to play in the Bataclan when it opens back up.

“I was there when it went silent for a minute,” he said.

The group was separated when the gunshots broke out and each one explained what they saw and heard that night.

“I recognized what it was. We went into the corner of the stage, we weren’t sure if they were targeting us or what was going on,” said guitarist Eden Galindo.

VICE founder Shane Smith sat down with Eagles of Death Metal for an exclusive interview. The full interview is now available on VICE.com

“I see the pops go off, the lights flashing … and I just have to make the decision whether I want to run or do I want to just go into this room and hope for the best,” said Matt McJunkins.

“The gunfire got closer; it went on for 10-15 minutes … it would stop and there was a sense of relief and then it would start up again,” said McJunkins.

Drummer Julian Dorio said “the gunpowder hit my nose.”

“I opened up the hallway door and that is when I saw the shooter,” said Hughes. “He turned on me, brought his gun down and his barrel hit the door frame.”


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