Eagles of Death Metal vow Bataclan return – Video

The lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal says he wants to be the first person to play the Bataclan theatre when it reopens, the BBC reports. 

Three gunmen stormed the gig they were playing at the venue in Paris, killing 89 people.

Speaking to Vice, singer Jesse Hughes said he “cannot wait to get back to Paris and play”.

“Our friends went to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live.”

The group have described – in detail – what happened on the night of the attacks.

Hughes says he came face to face with one of the gunmen as he was trying to escape.

“I saw the shooter,” he said. “He turned and brought the gun down on me but the barrel hit the doorframe.”

In an emotional interview, Hughes said: “I want to be the first person to play in the Bataclan when it opens up.”

All band members escaped unhurt.

Guitarist Eden Galindo said he initially thought the gunshots were the PA “cracking” but then realised “pretty quick” that it wasn’t.

“Jesse ran towards me and we went into the corner. We weren’t sure if they were targeting us.”

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