Monday, February 15, 2016

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes recalls his escape from terrorists in Paris


Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes was recently interviewed by Sweden's TV4, you can read some excerpts below.


About Paris terrorist attack, he said: "The massacre began after the very last note of the song, almost like a diabolical synchronicity. I knew exactly what was going on. I think I might have been the only one in the whole theatre who knew instantly. I saw a couple of girls go down and then we were able to get off the stage. I didn’t see my girl and I went to the backstage area. When I opened up a hallway there was a dude at the end of it, holding a gun. He didn’t see me. The door shut behind me and I was trying to back up, like very very sneaky. But he noticed me. I thought I was dead – I waited for the shots to hit me. I opened the door and he started firing and his rounds shot the door behind me. 

He continued: "I didn’t see a single coward. I just saw people doing some of the most beautiful things a person can do. For lack of a better way to describe it, my friends died beautifully. They died very well, with great courage."

He admits he's still suffering from recurring nightmares, and hopes to "get as far from that feeling as I possibly can get. You have to keep your heart light. if you have happiness you have to get it out. I’m not going to let the bad guys win, I promise you."