Eagles of Death Metal star tells of Paris attack horror

Lead singer Jesse Hughes speaks of Paris attacks for the first time. Credit: PA

The lead singer of the rock band playing in the Bataclan theatre when terrorists open fired, has spoken of the attacks for the first time.

Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal told of attackers killing fans hiding in the band's dressing room, in an emotional interview with Vice News.

In all, 89 of the 130 victims of the Paris attacks were at the band's concert on 13 November, where Islamists struck, firing indiscriminately at the crowd. A further 100 were injured.

Vice released a 55-second clip of an interview by its founder Shane Smith with Hughes and band co-founder Josh Homme, the frontman of Queens of the Stone Age.

The interview comes as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to visit Paris tomorrow after military action against Islamic State in Syria grew a step closer following approval by the United Nations Security Council.

In the video, Hughes, 48 said:

The full interview will be released by Vice News next week.