Eagles Of Death Metal Return To Paris To Honour Bataclan Victims

Eagles of Death Metal play surprise Paris show on 2-year anniversary of Bataclan attack

Eagles of Death Metal play surprise Paris show on 2-year anniversary of Bataclan attack

The singer and the guitarist performed two songs - "Save a Prayer" and "I Love You All the Time" - outside the town hall.

Members of Eagles Of Death Metal gave a surprise performance at a service marking the second anniversary of the terror attack on their Bataclan gig. The memorial began with a moment of silence and reading of the names of those killed in the massacre. French news outlet Euronews reports Macron and Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes spoke and hugged outside the Bataclan, where family of the tragedy's victims gathered.

The band's concert turned into a bloodbath on 13 November 2015, when terrorists claiming allegiance to Isis opened fire inside the Bataclan venue. Eagles of Death Metal's long-time merchandise manager Nick Alexander was among the fatalities.

However, the band has attracted some controversy since the attacks: when the Bataclan re-opened a year ago, the director refused to welcome the group back, due to alleged statements from Hughes since the atrocities.

"It is hard to not to remember the people who were taken from us like our friend Nick Alexander and so many others", Hughes said at the memorial, according to the NME.

Sting was the first to perform at the reopened venue, a year after 90 people died.

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