Two years after the terrorist attack on Le Bataclan, the members of Eagles of Death Metal have made an appearance in Paris at a tribute for the victims who lost their lives in the massacre. In a surprise performance on Monday Nov. 13 they played Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” and their own song “I Love You All the Time.”
The tribute was led by Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, French new outlet Euronews reported Macron and the Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes spoke to eachother and hugged outside the Bataclan where the families of the victims had gathered. President Macron and mayor Hidalgo led a minute of silence before the names of the victims were read in remembrance.
The 2015 Le Bataclan attack left 89 people dead, including the Eagles of Death Metal’s merch manager, gunmen carried out the mass shooting as well as took hostages, and then blew themselves up or were shot when police raided the Bataclan theatre.
Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar) and Josh Homme (drums), the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band’s studio albums and at live shows. Hughes and Homme are the only permanent members of the band, with Homme rarely performing at live shows due to commitment to his other band, Queens Of The Stone Age. Despite their name, Eagles of Death Metal are not a death metal band, and the name had a humorous intent.