Several killed in Paris attacks hid in US band’s dressing room: singer

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Several killed in Paris attacks hid in US band’s dressing room: Singer.

The California rock band that was playing in Paris on the night of the Nov. 13 attacks survived the massacre at their concert, but others died seeking shelter in a dressing room, the group’s lead singer said in an interview with international news channel Vice. Bombings and shootings carried out by Islamic State militants in Paris killed 130 people, including 89 who were attending the U.S. band’s performance at the Bataclan concert hall. “Several people hid in our dressing room 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,” Hughes said in the interview, as the band’s co-founder, Josh Homme, sat next to him. “People were playing dead and they were so scared,” Hughes said, his voice quavering. “A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends. In it, three EODM musicians can be seen on stage in the middle of an instrumental performance as gunfire erupts, prompting the drummer to duck for cover while one guitarist flees the stage and another stands frozen.

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