Next week, VICE will release their interview with Jesse Hughes, lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal. It will be the first time he has spoken at length about the tragedy that unfolded at the band's concert at the Bataclan. Check out the trailer here.
Yesterday the band's touring drummer, Julian Dorio, left a moving message about the fateful night on his Instagram. The short statement extends his gratitude to those who helped him, and ends on a powerful note of a resilience.
"I, along with my bandmates @eodmofficial, had the privilege to play to one of the most energetic crowds of our tour when, nearly half way through the show, the unimaginable occurred. Absolute and unnecessary evil turned our world on its head. I am beyond grateful that I was able to find a way out of the venue, but I am mourning those who did not, including our mate, Nick Alexander. My thoughts are with their families.
I’m home safe. And now I have a new family abroad. To Arthur, who ran for his life right beside me and selflessly put us in a taxi before himself, thank you. To Fabrice, a fan who lent me his phone later that night so I could call @emilydorio and attempt to put her at ease, thank you. To everyone who, in the face of unrelenting evil, went toe to toe using courage, compassion, and love as their weapons. You all are my heroes.
Last but certainly not least, the outreach and support back home is appreciated more than you’ll ever know. I will never forget it. I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us."
I’m counting down the days until I get to finish that concert. Peace & love.