"The bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock 'n rollers cannot either," band writes
by Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone
Eagles of Death Metal returned to Bataclan in Paris less than one month after gunmen interrupted the band's show at the venue as part of a series of terrorist attacks around the French capital, The New York Times reports.
Frontman and co-founder Jesse Hughes did not offer a comment to reporters gathered outside the venue, though he and his bandmates added flowers to the makeshift memorial site and read their own tributes. Eighty-nine people were killed in the attack at Bataclan, including the band's merch manager, Nick Alexander.
On Facebook, Eagles of Death Metal addressed their poignant return to Paris, which was prompted by an invitation to join U2 onstage at the end of their Monday gig at the AccorHotels Arena.
"The bad guys never take a day off, and therefore we rock 'n rollers cannot either ... and we never will," the band wrote. "We are incredibly grateful to U2 for providing us the opportunity to return to Paris so quickly, and to share in the healing power of rock 'n roll with so many of the beautiful people -- nos amis -- of this great city."