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Paris attacks: Eagles of Death Metal give first interview after Le Bataclan terror attack

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Eagles of Death Metal band members have given their first interview since a terror attack during the group’s show at Le Bataclan on Nov. 13 in Paris left 89 people dead. (The attack was part of a coordinated series of strikes around the city that day.)

Lead singer Jesse Hughes told Vice that several people hid in their dressing room during the seige, but that the attackers were able to get inside and kill almost everyone — except for “a kid” who Hughes said hid under the singer’s leather jacket.

Hughes, his voice breaking, added that one of the reasons so many were killed at the venue “is because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends.”

Among the 89 dead in the attack were Eagles of Death Metal’s merch manager, Nick Alexander, and three members of the band’s record label. In total, the attacks left 130 dead and wounded more than 350 others around Paris.  

The band’s full interview will premiere next week on Vice.com. You can see a preview of the interview above. 

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