The legal fallout of the Bataclan massacre will continue this week

It was on Friday, November 13, 2015, when a bunch of gunmen stormed the Bataclan Theatre in Paris during an Eagles of Death Metal show and murdered 90 people. It was the worst mass killing in the history of France.

Although all the gunmen were killed, the legal fallout from that night continues with trials for 14 other defendants who were involved in the killings. Only one is accused of having some kind of direct involvement in carrying out the attacks. His name is Salah Abdesalam, and he dumped his suicide vest before he was supposed to blow himself up outside Stade de France as part of another prong of this attack.

Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes–who actually came face-to-face one with one of the gunmen–will take the stand to tell prosecutors what he experienced. Guitarist Eden Galindo and bass player Matt McJunkins will also testify.

This is one of the biggest legal proceedings France has ever seen. Details can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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