It was one of the biggest tragedies in music history. On Nov. 13, 2015, terrorists entered the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris and opened fire as Eagles of Death Metal were entertaining fans. By the time all was said and done, 90 people died and another 200 were wounded. In a new documentary titled Nos Amis, Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, some of those who survived the incident and fellow musicians like Bono and Josh Homme are interviewed, reflecting on that fateful night. The first trailer for the Nos Amis documentary can be seen above.
Actor/director Colin Hanks helmed the film, which will premiere on HBO on Feb. 13 at 10PM. In the trailer, you see the clearly emotional Hughes reflecting on the horror of the events of that night, stating, “Everyone’s face was looking at me. I saw fear take a hold of everyone in that theater.”
Though the events would be enough to shake anyone, Hughes and his bandmates returned to Paris with an invite to join U2 at their rescheduled show. They also returned to Paris just a few months later to play their first full show in the city at the Olympia, as Le Bataclan had been shut down for renovation at the time.
In the aftermath of the terror attack, Hughes expressed concern that some of the venue’s staff might have been involved in the attack, which has left him at odds with the owners of the venue. Hanks previously stated that the new documentary will not shy away from covering the controversy.
The movie will reportedly be presented in three parts, introducing the band, showing footage of the group and revisiting the attack, then meeting up with the group months after as they returned to the road in Europe. As stated, you can look for the Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis documentary to arrive on HBO on Feb. 13.