Eagles of Death Metal plays Paris show for terror survivors

By Anastasia Subervi  |  Feb. 17, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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PARIS, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- American rock band Eagles of Death Metal went back to Paris to sing for survivors of the Nov. 13 terrorist attack during their show.

The rock-'n'-roll band was playing at the Bataclan Concert Hall when terrorists attacked, killing more than 90 people, including the band's merchandising manager, Nick Alexander.

Hundreds of survivors of the Bataclan attack attended the concert Wednesday.

The band's frontman, Jesse Hughes, took a moment on stage to remember those who died.

Those who attended expressed mixed emotions.

"This is the most important concert of my life," said musician and journalist Nicholas Stanzick, who lost his wife in the November attack. "It's a form of catharsis to help not to move on to something else -- that's impossible -- but to reach a new phase."

Meanwhile, an Australian man who came out unharmed from the incident confessed he was feeling fear, saying that he recalled listening the gunshots when the band sang "Kiss the Devil."

All spectators were required to pass through three security checkpoints before entering the Olympia music hall.

Among the songs on the set list: "Paris Wakes Up," "I Only Want You" and "I Love You All the Time."

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