Jesse Hughes, frontman of the US band whose gig at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris in November was stormed by Islamic extremists, leaving 89 people dead, has told a Swedish TV show that his “friends died very beautifully…with great courage.”
The Eagles of Death Metal band is kicking off its rescheduled European tour on Saturday in the Swedish capital, three months to the day after the Paris attack.
In an emotional interview on Sweden’s TV4 channel, Hughes, co-founder of the band, spoke with tears running down his cheeks.
He said he “instantly knew what was happening” on the fateful Friday night before band members dispersed to escape the carnage.
At total of 130 people were killed in the French capital in coordinated attacks.