Eagles of Death Metal Wipe Away Tears as They Return to Le Bataclan For First Time
Eagles of Death Metal have returned to the venue where their lives changed forever.
Following their return to Paris and a performance with U2 on Monday, the California band visited Le Bataclan on Tuesday.
It was the first time the musicians have been to the site since the November 13 terrorist attacks that killed 89 people.
Singer Jesse Hughes was emotional as he stood outside the venue and looked at flowers and messages of support left by fans and mourners.
He covered his face and wiped his eyes as tears streamed down his face.
Drummer Julian Dorio also wiped away tears as guitarist Dave Catching bowed his head.
In a lengthy interview with VICE last month, Dorio recounted when gunfire broke out during their concert.
"We're a loud rock band... The initial shots were so powerful for me that, immediately, I knew something was wrong," he said, adding that the gunmen were "just relentlessly shooting into the audience."
In the same interview, Hughes said: “I cannot wait to play, I wanna come back. I want to be the first band to play in the Bataclan when it opens up because I was there when it went silent for a minute. Our friends went there to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live."