“There’s nothing left but to introduce you to some people whose lives will forever be a part of the life of Paris. These are our brothers. They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we would like to offer them ours tonight.” And with those words from Bono, the Eagles of Death Metal took the stage again tonight in Paris, just three weeks after the horrific terrorist attack at Le Bataclan. Up top, see them sing, along with U2, a version of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power.” Next, a version of their own song, “I Love You All the Time.”
Whether the band would perform again was never in doubt. Interviewed days after the attack, the band, still reeling, told Vice they had an obligation to carry on. In the poignant video below, Jesse Hughes said it all: “I cannot wait to get back to Paris. I cannot wait to play. I want to come back. I want to be the first band to play at Le Bataclan when it opens.” Playing at Le Bataclan may have to wait. But getting back to Paris, that’s now certainly done.
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