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Paris Attackers Killed Concertgoers Hiding in Dressing Room: Band

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Concertgoers trying to escape crazed gunmen in the Paris attacks fled into the dressing room of the American rock group Eagles of Death Metal, two band members said in an interview with VICE news.

But the hiding spot offered no safety.

"The killers were able to get in and killed every one of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket," frontman Jesse Hughes said in an interview that will be posted on VICE's website next week.

The band was performing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Nov. 13 when three gunmen stormed the hall and opened fire. The attack killed 89 people, and occurred during a series of coordinated terror attacks in Paris.

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"People were playing dead, and they were so scared," Hughes said in a excerpt of the interview released Saturday. "A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends."

One gunmen was shot by police who raided the theater and the other two blew themselves up with explosives, French officials have said.

The attacks in Paris killed 130 people. Seven attackers were killed, six of them dying by suicide bombing, officials said. The terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The band, in a Facebook post last week, thanked authorities in France and the U.S., along with "all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil."

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"Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones," the band wrote.