Saturday, December 26, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes: "I didn’t know how I was ever going to get back on stage again"


Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone, you can read some excerpts below.


Hughes said: "Bono (U2) knows I’m a Christian and he knows I’m a mamma’s boy. The day after the attack a courier came with a phone and a note that said, ‘This is from Bono. Make sure you call your mom.’ I thought that was awesome – it was the first time I really got to talk to my mom without being in a police station, and that meant the whole world to me at that moment."

Bono called him to offer advice and support. "I felt like the best person to ask is someone who’s rubbed elbows with world leaders. He just prayed with me on the phone. He kept my head off things. Then U2 visited the memorial site, that was important to me because I really wanted to be out there. I didn’t want to be in some safe house. That little detail is something that nobody would ever know mattered, but it mattered to me. I didn’t know how I was ever going to get back on stage again."

He added: "U2 were trying to make sure we didn’t have something in us killed. They would have accomplished their goal if they’d just performed the song with us. They didn’t have to give us the stage for the last song, and they did. They took care of us completely. They were genuine and sincere, and they were very proud of our accomplishments after the fact. That was such a beautiful way to put training-wheels on for performing."