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Sting Reopens Bataclan With First Performance Since Deadly Paris Attacks

Sting helped reopen the Bataclan music venue – which has been close because of the deadly 2015 Paris attacks – with a concert on Saturday night (November 12) in Paris, France.

The 65-year-old musician performed new songs off of his latest album – 57th & 9th – for the survivors of the attacks and their families, along with almost 1,000 other guests.

Back in November of 2015, a coordinated terrorist attack took place in Paris where over 130 people were killed and countless others were injured. The Bataclan was one of the places target during the attack, which has remained close until tonight.

During the performance, Sting spoke in French to the audience about remembering those who lost their lives during the tragedy.

“Tonight we have two important tasks. First remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago,” Sting said. “And second, to celebrate life and music in this historic venue. So before I begin I would like to start with a minute of silence. We will not forget them.”

Sting also dedicated his hit song “50,000″ to Lemmy, Motorhead‘s frontman, Leonard Cohen, and the Eagle‘s Glenn Frey – all of whom died in the the past year.

Sting took to his Instagram to share his speech and a pic of the concert.

Check out Sting‘s Instagram pic below.

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Josh Groban Opens Up About Performing in Paris Post Attacks

Josh Groban sits down for an interview on The Talk, which aired on Friday (December 12).

The 34-year-old singer appeared on the show during the special week of holiday tapings in New York City and he opened up about performing in Paris this month following the terrorist attacks.

“It was really just about everybody feeling like they accomplished something that felt in the norm again. With music, with art, we’re in a privileged position that we have a chance to bring people together for all the right reasons,” Josh said about his reasoning for not canceling the show.


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Eagles of Death Metal Will Not Perform With U2 in Paris Tonight

Despite reports, Eagles of Death Metal will not be performing in Paris with U2 this weekend.

“We’re back in Paris and it’s great to be here. Some people have been saying that Eagles of Death Metal will appear on stage with U2 tonight. This is not the case. We have another surprise guest planned for tonight’s show,” U2 wrote in a statement on their website.

U2 is set to play two shows for Paris fans after they were forced to postpone their November shows following the horrific attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

President Obama Visits Paris Attacks Memorial, Pays Tribute to Victims

President Obama stands beside French President Hollande while paying tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack during a visit to a memorial on Sunday night (November 29) in Paris, France.

The president was seen attending a midnight memorial service at the site of the Bataclan concert venue while in town for climate talks.

Over the weekend, Obama celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by spending time with his two daughters – Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14 – around Washington, D.C. They were all seen attending an event at the White House and also stepping out for a Small Business Saturday appearance.

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Eagles of Death Metal Recall Harrowing Paris Attacks in Full 'Vice' Interview (Video)

The band Eagles of Death Metal, who were playing at The Bataclan in Paris when gunmen stormed the building and killed innocent concert-goers, are opening up for the first time about the horrific attacks.

The guys – Jesse Hughes, Eddie Galindo, Julian Dorio, and Josh Homme – sat down with Vice magazine.

“At first, I thought it was the PA cracking up,” Eddie said. “And then I realized real quick that it wasn’t, and I recognized what it was…We weren’t sure if they were targeting us or what was going on.”

Julian said, “I immediately knew something was wrong. I bailed off my stool almost immediately…I turned, looked through my drum hardware to the side of an amp, and that’s when the second round started.”

Their sound engineer Shawn London said he made eye contact with one of the shooters. “He stayed there and continued to shoot and shoot and slaughter. And just scream at the top of his lungs, ‘Allah akbar.’ That’s when I instantly knew what was going on.”

You can watch the emotional interview below:


Eagles of Death Metal – Full Vice Interview