This week Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris for the first time since November’s terror attacks. While last night saw the band join U2 on-stage for a triumphant musical comeback, the scene was much more somber this morning, as the band visited the Bataclan.
According to the New York Times, the band spent 10 minutes outside the venue, laying flowers at a makeshift memorial and reading tributes to the dead. 89 people, including EODM’s merch manager and staffers of their record label, were killed when terrorists stormed the building during the band’s concert.
As previously reported, Eagles of Death Metal have launch a fund-raising campaign for victims of the attacks. They’ve called on bands and musicians to cover their song “I Love You All the Time” and promise to donate all money from the publishing and performance royalties. So far, the likes of My Morning Jacket, Savages, Dean Ween, Alain Johannes, and Matt Cameron have taken up the challenge.