Amidst the horror of the Bataclan concert hall attack last Friday, one kid apparently managed to survive by hiding under the lead singer of the Eagles of Death Metal’s leather jacket.

The band was onstage when the shootings began, and although they were able to escape to safety, others backstage weren’t as lucky.

Almost all of the people who ended up hiding in their dressing room were killed by the gunmen, lead singer Jesse Hughes tells VICE in a new interview.

“Several people hid in our dressing room and the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket.”

Unimaginable, horrific stuff. Cue the Washington Post with not one, but two “saved by rock & roll” jokes. Despite all the amputations.


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