WATCH: Eagles of Death Metal’s First Interview After the Paris Attacks
"There was two of them, and instantly people started dropping to the ground. Injuries, death."
Exactly a week ago, Eagles of Death Metal issued an official statement about the Paris Attacks. Today, VICE has released the band’s first full interview about the tragic events from earlier this month. During the half-hour video, which you can watch below, each band member (Jesse Hughes, Matt Jenkins, Eden Galindo, Julian Dorio) and EODM’s sound engineer Shawn London talked about their personal experiences on trying to survive. Josh Homme, who wasn’t on tour with the group at the time, also recounted what it was like to have this kind of news unfold on the other side of the world:
It took a second to believe that that’s really occurring, because it wasn’t on the news yet. I was at my studio and I just got a text that didn’t make sense to me.
The interview—conducted by VICE‘s CEO Shane Smith—also covered how the band is doing now, what efforts they are making to help the families of the night’s victims, and their thoughts on the future. Hughes said that the band couldn’t wait to play Paris again:
I cannot wait to get back to Paris. I want to play. I want to be the first band to play in the Bataclan when it opens back up. Our friends went there to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back and live.
Watch the entire interview below.