Watch Eagles of Death Metal Cover the Rolling Stones in Paris
This was the band’s first show in the city since the November terrorist attacks.
The Eagles of Death Metal rocked a rendition of the Rolling Stones’ 1971 song “Brown Sugar” during the band’s set in Paris at L’Olympia on Tuesday. The concert marked the group’s first performance in the city since the November 13th terror attacks.
A fan filmed exuberant frontman Jesse Hughes taking song requests from the audience. As the crowd shouts a barely discernible mess of song titles, Hughes picks a song, and begins playing the riff from the band’s “Bag O’ Miracles.” But a couple of minutes later, he reveals that he was so anxious, he snapped a tendon in his middle finger. After a short pause, Hughes asks, “how about this one?” and busts out the power chords of the intro to “Brown Sugar.” Needless to say, the crowd goes wild.
While you’re at it, take a look at another fan-shot video of the band’s own song “Speaking in Tongues” from the same show: