Band members Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme recall the Paris terror attacks that played out during their concert at the Bataclan theatre in an exclusive trailer for the HBO documentary, directed by Colin Hanks.
They say time heals all wounds, but the pain of loss can still be seen in the eyes of Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme in the new trailer for their upcoming HBO documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends).
Some 14 months after the band performed a sold-out concert at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, EW’s exclusive trailer above focuses on the pair’s attempts to make peace with the traumatic events of the Nov. 2015 terror attacks, during which three gunmen opened fire on the crowded concert venue, killing 89 people approximately one hour into the band’s set.
“Everyone’s face was looking at me,” Hughes, the Eagles’ lead singer, recalls in a particularly haunting interview punctuated by footage from inside the Bataclan on the night of the massacre. “I saw fear take ahold of everyone in that theater.”
The band’s drummer, Homme — a prominent industry figure who’s also worked with other bands (Queens of the Stone Age) and pop stars (Lady Gaga) alike — additionally laments the horrors witnessed that night, asking, “How do my sweetest friends unsee this?” before admitting, “They can’t.”
Directed by Colin Hanks, a longtime friend of the band, the film follows the American act before and after the tragedy, chronicling the friendship between its members as they grapple with grief and loss amid their healing process, which ultimately led to a spirited return to performing on the Parisian concert scene in Feb. 2016.
“I just want to do what I’m supposed to do to make sure that everyone comes through this okay,” Hughes admits through tears. “I want it to fix me, too.”
Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) premieres Feb. 13 on HBO, following its planned debut at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan 14. Catch an exclusive look at the film’s new trailer above.