Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris for the first time since Bataclan attack

• The Californian rock band were performing at Bataclan Theatre last month
• Two gunmen stormed the concert and fired at the crowd, killing 89 people
• Band have returned to Paris for the first time since the terrorist attack
• But did not play at U2's rescheduled concert last

The Eagles of Death Metal have returned to Paris for the first time since the Bataclan attack that left 89 people dead.
Mass confusion and panic overcame the venue when two gunmen stormed the concert on November 13 and fired indiscriminately at the helpless crowd.
It was part of a series of co-ordinated ISIS attacks across the heart of Paris that killed 130.
The Bataclan has been closed since the massacre but the band have already said they want to return when it re-opens.
Following the atrocities, U2 cancelled their Paris shows on November 14 and 15 but will play rescheduled shows tonight and tomorrow at the Accor Hotels Arena in Bercy in what front man Bono as vowed will be their best show.The Accor Hotels Arena is on the banks of the Seine in the Bercy area, near the trendy 11th district, where terrorists targeted the Bataclan and pubs, cafes and restaurants.
They have an undisclosed special guest lined up for tonight, but have said this will not be the Eagles of Death Metal as was expected.
U2 helped the Californian band in the aftermath of the attacks, including buying the rockers new phones since their phones had been left inside the venue.
The Dubliners also provided counseling and offered them use of their plane.
On their website, the band said: 'We're back in Paris and it's great to be here. Some people have been saying that Eagles Of Death Metal will appear on stage with U2 tonight. This is not the case.'
The band's message to fans, however, leaves the door open for them to bring the curtain down on the Innocence + Experience Tour with another tribute.
Bono is writing a new song - Streets of Surrender (SOS) - in the wake of the horrific attacks.
In a video interview with Vice News last week, Eagles Of Death Metal vocalist Jesse Hughes, 43, recalled how the gunmen slaughtered everyone who had fled into a dressing room apart from 'a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket'.

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Hughes recalled how he came face to face with one of the gunmen as he was trying to escape.
'I saw the shooter,' he said. 'He turned and brought the gun down on me but the barrel hit the doorframe.'
He broke down as he spoke of the selflessness of those caught up in the horror, including 36-year-old merchandise manager Nick Alexander, from Colchester, Essex, who was killed.
He said: '(Nick) stayed quiet and never called for help until he bled out, because he didn't want anyone else to get hurt.'
In the emotional interview, Hughes said: 'I want to be the first person to play in the Bataclan when it opens up.
'Our friends went to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live.'
Eagles of Death Metal were formed in 1998 by Hughes and Joshua Homme. All band members escaped unhurt.
Bosses have vowed to re-open the Bataclan, which first opened in 1865, although it is not yet known when it will host events again.
There will be unprecedented security at the U2 concerts in eastern Paris.
France remains in a state of emergency with thousands of police and soldiers guarding the streets of Paris.

Source: www.dailymail.com