Eagles of Death Metal Join U2 On Stage in Paris
along with patti smith
During a taping for an HBO special that was postponed last month, Bono did his best to heal the people of Paris by inviting Eagles of Death Metal on stage to help U2 cover Patti Smith's "People Have the Power." It was the first EODM performance since the November 13 terrorist attack during their performance at Paris' Le Bataclan concert hall, where the band was performing. Patti Smith also joined the band on stage, who were introduced by Bono as being "robbed of their stage three weeks ago, so we'd like to offer them ours tonight." You can watch fan shot footage of the performance above, and U2's special, INNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris, on HBO right now.
Afterwards, Bono handed the stage to EODM, who performed their song "I Love You All the Time," which they are encouraging other artists to cover in an effort to raise money for victims of the Paris attacks. Given how shaken the band looked during their recent Vice interview, their appearance on stage is a very welcome sight.