Fans Killed In Eagles Of Death Metal's Dressing Room During Paris Shootings

23 November 2015 | 10:53 am | Staff Writer

A harrowing insight.

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Just over a week after the horrific terror attacks in Paris, which included 89 concert-goers killed during a siege at the Bataclan hall while attending an Eagles Of Death Metal concert, frontman Jesse Hughes and band member Josh Homme have spoken for the first time since the shootings and have given a harrowing insight as to what happened inside the venue. 

Speaking in an interview with Vice, Hughes revealed that many people hid inside the band's dressing room when the attacks occurred and that the gunmen were able to make their way backstage. 

"Several people hid in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in and kill every one of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket," a visibly shaken Hughes said. 

"People were playing dead, and they were so scared. A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn't leave their friends, so many people put themselves in front of people."

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The full interview is set to be released next week — check out the trailer below. 

It comes just days after the band released a joint statement in regards to the attacks, where the group's merchandise seller Nick Alexander was tragically killed, as were four staff from their label, Mercury Records. 

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Hobart local Emma Parkinson was at the EODM concert in Paris and has spoken with 60 Minutes about the distressing incident, revealing she was shot during the siege.

Parkinson said she initially thought fire crackers had been left off in the venue when the first shot was fired. 

"I thought someone had fireworks ... I remember thinking 'what an idiot, who does that at a concert?'' Parkinson recalled. 

When she realised what was happening, Parkinson ran and jumped over the barrier near the front of the stage when she was shot in the hip.

"It just sort of came through my head, 'OK, I've been shot, did it hit anything important? Probably not...gotta keep going'," she said.

"To be honest, somebody could have died right next to me and I probably wouldn't have realised, because it was just people rushing," she said.

"There was no-one [who] didn't have blood on them. Everyone was covered."