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Eagles of Death Metal make tearful return to Bataclan theatre

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Posted December 09, 2015 06:00:12

Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes returns to Bataclan theatre Photo: Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes cried after placing a single flower on the sea of bouquets. (AFP: Miguel Medina)

The American rock band Eagles of Death Metal has made a tearful return to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where they survived last month’s jihadist attack.

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  • Eagles of Death Metal return to the Bataclan concert hall, where they survived jihadist attack
  • More than 90 people died in the Bataclan; Australian Emma Parkinson was among wounded
  • Visit came after band joined U2 on stage

The Californian band was clearly moved by floral tributes and messages left outside the building, where 90 people died in the worst atrocity of the November 13 attacks on the city.

Lead singer Jesse Hughes cried after placing a single flower on the sea of bouquets spilling out onto the road in front of the venue in eastern Paris.

The band’s merchandising manager, Nick Alexander, a 36-year-old Briton, was among the 90 killed.

When the band members turned to leave, passersby applauded them.

The musicians returned to the French capital on Monday night, joining the Irish rock group U2 on stage at the end of their concert to belt out a rousing rendition of Patti Smith’s People Have The Power.

“Nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose lives will be forever part of Paris. These are our brothers, they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago,” U2 frontman Bono said at the end of the last gig of their Innocence and Experience tour after the

As the 16,000-strong audience rose to their feet to cheer them, Hughes shouted, “Paris, we love you all and we will never give up rocking and rolling”.

Band hoping to be first to play when Bataclan re-opens

External Link: Eagles of Death Metal Facebook post

The band had only just begun their concert at the Bataclan when gunmen burst into building and opened fire on the audience.

Tasmanian teenager Emma Parkinson was among the concert-goers caught up in the attack, which witnesses described as a “bloodbath” and a “slaughterhouse”. She was shot and spent time recovering in a Paris hospital.

Before revisiting the scene of the massacre under tight security, Hughes thanked fans and U2 for helping to support the band during the ordeal and vowed to return to play Paris again in February.

“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 [our friends] — of this great city,” he said in a letter posted on Facebook.

“Thank you to France, and thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil.

“We look forward to fighting the good fight on many more fronts very soon, especially when we pick up our tour in 2016.”

The Bataclan’s owners plan to reopen it at the end of next year and Hughes has said that he wants the Eagles of Death Metal to be the first band to play there.

Nearly 1,500 people were watching them play when the shooting began last month, leaving 90 dead and hundreds hurt, mostly young people.

The band called off their European tour in the immediate aftermath of the attack, but then decided to finish it next year in memory of its slain fans.

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Topics: terrorism, unrest-conflict-and-war, music, france


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Tony Awards ceremony finds a venue — the Beacon Theatre

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NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) — The seventieth once-a-year Tony Awards ceremony is to be broadcast reside from The Beacon Theatre in New York Town on June twelve, CBS introduced.

The 69th version of the gala, which honors excellence on Broadway, took place at Radio Town Audio Hall. Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming shared hosting duties, while Entertaining Property was named Ideal Musical and The Curious Incident of the Puppy in the Evening-Time was considered Ideal Engage in.

Nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards will be unveiled at The Paramount Lodge on May possibly three.

No host for the prize presentation has been introduced nevertheless.

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Stephen Greif on Warren Mitchell: ‘He carried off every major theatre acting award going for his Willy Loman’ Agen Sabung Ayam

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Arthur Miller instructed Warren Mitchell: ‘You’re exactly how I always imagined Willy to be.’ Photograph: Reg Wilson/Rex

In 1975, Warren Mitchell and I, playing father and son, had been rehearsing a scene from Moss, a BBC Play for These days, by Bernard Kops. Throughout a black comedy second, I experienced to mouth off in a horribly lairy fashion to Warren, who was lying on a bed semi-comatose with guilt and grief. He sat up, started out laughing in the middle of it, and, when the director Philip Saville asked him why, blurted out: “Him … He’s just like me when I was a youthful actor.”

It was an affectionate minute and 1 that was to shell out big dividends for me just a few years afterwards when the Nationwide Theatre introduced the revival of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece Demise of a Salesman, with Warren actively playing the fantastic tragic hero Willy Loman.

Without having my knowing, Warren had advised me to the director, Michael Rudman, for the element of Loman’s troubled eldest son Biff. I was summoned to the Countrywide to go through the part with Rudman, which went nicely ample for us to go to his business office the place he telephoned Warren at home and questioned if he would arrive in correct absent and read through with me. I heard his common voice crackling via the earpiece in unmistakable trend. “Right away? You are going to be fortunate, I’m getting my fucking lunch.” “Alright, when can you get listed here?” “When I arrive.” He hung up. “He’ll be here in the hour,” said Michael.

We fell into the scenes as if we had been rehearsing them for weeks and, in the course of 1 of them, Michael known as out: “All appropriate Stephen, which is sufficient.” I looked more than at him in confusion. “You’ve obtained the portion.”

Warren was chuckling, but also very emotional. He knew what this meant for me, just as he knew what it meant for him to be actively playing Willy Loman. We all had a popular, pleased and profitable operate in Rudman’s fantastic manufacturing. Arthur Miller came above from Connecticut to work with us and on assembly Warren for the very first time in the stalls of the Lyttleton Theatre remarked: “Amazing. You are just how I always imagined Willy to be.”

The present became 1 of the National’s all-time winners with Warren deservedly carrying off each and every main theatre performing award heading, including the coveted Laurence Olivier award. Rudman and I ended up also nominated for 1 of these, but missing out. Warren wandered back to our desk brandishing his award in 1 hand and a flute of fizz in the other. He took one appear at our faces and proclaimed, in a glass-shattering voice: “What’s the issue with you two, simply cannot you even acquire a fucking award?”


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