Eagles of Death Metal members appear with U2 on Paris stage

MAY 26, 2015 FILE PHOTO. The Edge, Bono, U2
FILE - In this May 26, 2015 file photo, The Edge, left, and Bono of U2 perform at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum, in Inglewood, Calif. Bono says despite the deadly attacks in Paris that occurred on Nov. 13, he believes Paris will remain strong and he is hoping U2’s concert at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on Dec. 6-7, 2015, moves the audience. U2 was set to perform in Paris on Nov. 14, and was in a middle of rehearsing when 130 people were killed in suicide bombings and shootings in what has become the worst attack on French soil in more than a half-century. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

PARIS (AP) — Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal have made a surprise return to a Paris stage during a concert by U2, less than a month after suicide bombers stormed the band’s Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater and killed 89 people.

U2 on Monday night was playing the last of four concerts in Paris. The last two shows had been postponed when France announced a state of emergency following the attacks that killed 130 people.

It was the first time the Eagles of Death Metal band had performed since the attacks, which band members escaped under harrowing circumstances. The band, though deeply shaken, has said it wanted to play again in Paris.

Just before the band emerged Monday night, U2 frontman Bono said there was “nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose lives will forever be a part of this city of Paris. These are our brothers. Our fellow troubadours. They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, and we would like to offer them ours tonight. Would you welcome the Eagles of Death Metal!”

The bands then played the Patti Smith song “People Have the Power.”

The Eagles of Death Metal singer then said, “We love you too, so much for giving us this opportunity. I look around and what do I see, nos amis, our friends. I f—ing love you guys so hard, and I will never stop rocking and rolling.”

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