Several killed in Paris attacks hid in US band's dressing room, singer says

November 22, 2015 06:00

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.

Jesse Hughes of the band Eagles of Death Metal spoke to Vice in an interview that airs on its website next week. A 30-second excerpt was posted on Saturday. It was the first time a member of the band had spoken about the shootings, Vice said.

Bombings and shootings carried out by Islamic State militants in Paris killed 130 people, including 89 who were attending the US 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.

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