Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has spoken publicly for the first time since the deadly Paris terror attacks, recalling the horror he witnessed inside the Bataclan concert hall as three gunmen opened fire, killing 89 people during the Nov. 13 massacre.
"Several people hid in our dressing room," Hughes told Vice.com from Venice., Calif., in an interview that will air on the website later this week. "And the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them — except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket."
The assault on the Bataclan was the deadliest of six coordinated attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris. Among those killed inside the venue were the band's merchandise manager and three staffers from its record label.
"People were playing dead, and they were so scared," an emotional Hughes said. "A great reason so many were killed was because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends. So many people put themselves in front of people.”
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