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Eagles of Death Metal premiere Paris attack film

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:54

Eagles of Death Metal promote documentary about the band's return to Paris where an Islamic State attack killed 89 people at their show. Jayson Mansaray reports.

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In 2015, on November 13th, one of Islamic State's most deadly attacks in Paris. Gunmen stormed the hall where rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing - killing 89 people. Now, the band are promoting a new HBO documentary about their return to the Bataclan. SOUNDBITE: Singer, Jesse Hughes, saying (English): "Well it was exhilarating and it was beautiful in a terrible way but we went there to finish something and be with our friends, you might call them fans of rock and roll. You know, we all helped each other. I know it sounds corny but that's what happened, you know, and going back, it was mixed. It's difficult for it to be anything other than bitter-sweet.'" Also on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere was a survivor from the attack. SOUNDBITE: Survivor Of Bataclan Attack, Arthur Denouveaux, saying (English): "It's still kind of blurry. A year after..I don't have the perfect recollection of the night. I just remember chaos and the kind of fear that you cannot forget." When asked if they thought President Donald Trump's controversial travel order would keep the country safe, the rockers avoided talking politics. SOUNDBITE: Signer, Jesse Hughes, saying (English): "My politics are rock and roll. I've really been caught up with thinking about this." SOUNDBITE: Band Co-founder, Josh Homme, saying (English): "Frankly, you know I like to play music in a certain way for it to be like an ice cream truck or arcade, there's not politics in there. A little escape goes a long way." 'Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)' is directed by Colin Hanks, son of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks. The documentary screens on HBO on February 13th.

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Eagles of Death Metal premiere Paris attack film

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:54