VICE NEWS: The Eagles Of Death Metal Break Their Silence About The Bataclan Massacre

Hughes reflected on who lived and who died in the mayhem. “Several people hid in our dressing room and the killers were able to get in and kill everyone, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket,” Hughes said. “A great reason so many were killed was because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends.” Nick Alexander, the band’s merchandise manager, died while protecting someone else. He “bled out because he didn’t want anyone else to get hurt,” Hughes said, beginning to cry. Homme showed two pieces of paper on which he has been writing the names of those who didn’t make it. “It’s so hard to even believe it,” he said. “I just wanted to write it down to see it, for God’s sake, their parents, I wish I could talk to their parents. I sort of want to just get down on my knees and say whatever you need.” Hughes said he now feels lucky. “I may be scared, I may have gone through some bad shit, but I’m breathing. I get to talk to my son tonight,” he said. “I cannot wait to get back to Paris,” Hughes continued. “I want to play. I want to be the first band to play in the Bataclan when it opens back up. Our friends went to see rock and roll there and died. I want to go there and live.” The band plans to finish their current tour. Members said they’ve asked other musicians to perform covers of their song, “I Love You All the Time,” and will donate proceeds to victims. MORE