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Stiff Little Fingers: We'll never forget the Paris gig

By Laura Abernethy

Published 21/11/2015

Stiff Little Fingers
Stiff Little Fingers

The lead singer of Northern Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers has said he will never forget the band's Paris gig earlier this week.

Writing for Classic Rock, Jake Burns said the band took to the stage at The Mill venue near the Moulin Rouge sporting black armbands as a mark of respect to the 129 people killed in the devastating terror attack.

Burns wrote: "As soon as we went on stage, it felt like a normal show, apart from the calls from the audience thanking us for being there. We tried to play the same as every other night, although there may have been a bit more emotion in my voice singing the line, 'Killing isn't my idea of fun' [from Wasted Life].

"I only made mention of the tragedy once, at the end, and even then just to let those in attendance know that the world was with them. I certainly felt we were.

"After the show, our merchandise guy handed me a note from a Lebanese woman who had been in the audience. In it, she thanked us for 'our courage and for being there'. We didn't feel particularly courageous, and I certainly felt the same about the audience. It was a night none of us will ever forget."

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