Singer Jesse Hughes had turned up on Saturday at the Bataclan,
which re-opened with a show by British pop star Sting.
Bataclan co-director Jules Frutos told French media he had
refused entry to Hughes at the Sting concert, but Hughes denied
this, saying he had only been hanging around outside the venue.
"I never actually tried to get into the show," Hughes told
reporters on Sunday.
Frutos had earlier told France Info radio station that he would
not invite Eagles of Death Metal back to the Bataclan, after
Hughes made accusations about its security.
In March, Hughes apologized for suggesting security guards at
the Bataclan may have had advance knowledge of the assault,
saying he had made the claim as a result of stress and
Politicians, including French President Francois Hollande,
attended ceremonies on Sunday in the east of Paris to pay
tribute to the victims of last year's attacks. In co-ordinated
strikes that night, other gunmen and suicide bombers targeted a
soccer stadium and several cafes in Paris. In all, the Islamic
State militants killed 130 people.
Eagles of Death Metal were also present at those ceremonies.
"I couldn't imagine being anywhere else in the world. This is
why I am here. To be with my family. This is my family now,"
Hughes told reporters, fighting back tears.
(Reporting by Antony Paone and Celia Mebroukine; Writing by
Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Andrew Bolton)
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