As many people know, the Eagles of Death Metal were taken off stage the night of the Paris attacks.
Three months after the attacks the lead singer, Jesse Hughes, told the crowd that he would like to finish the gig they were forced to stop in November.
The survivors of the attack were all invited to come watch the show. The band stopped and had 89 seconds of silence, one second for each victim who died at their show November 13th, 2015.
The band decided not to play Kiss the Devil, the song that they were playing when the attack started. They didn’t want to jog anymore memories for the people who were there that night.
In an exclusive interview with iTele, a French news channel, Jesse said,
“It’s such a strange emotion because I can’t really control it and I don’t know where it’s coming from all the time, and that’s one of the things that’s the strangest about this. I haven’t had any nightmares and I’ve slept fine but, when I’m awake is when I see things that are nightmares you know and I thought that talking about it would make it easier, I thought that expelling it from inside me would make me less like this.”
He goes on to talk about how he encouraged fans to send them letters. Jesse explains how almost all of the letters have the same material in them and they all end with the most encouraging words.
He ends the interview by saying,
“I wish I knew for sure if they could have had a better chance because there were some real angels, real wonderful people in that show that aren’t alive today and I really wish they were.”
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