This is fantastic!
The Eagles of Death Metal have found a rock and roll way to help raise money for the victims for the tragic attacks in Paris.
The band — who were performing during the Bataclan concert shooting — is asking artists of all genres to cover their song I Love You All the Time.
EODM promise to donate 100% of the proceeds to the families of the victims — including the band’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander.
Drummer Josh Homme explained the idea in an open letter:
“We are calling upon our friends to donate their time, talent and good will in a show of solidarity to help the victims of these atrocious acts in Paris and those affected by terrorism worldwide. We are asking for you to cover our song I Love You All The Time. For every cover sold, we pledge to donate 100% of the publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation. We ask that you also donate the money generated from sales of the song to the charity.”
Homme also suggested taking the gesture one step further by saying:
“In the same spirit, we would encourage you to offer one of your songs up to be covered by another artist, and follow suit ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ donate the publishing monies to charity ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ The Play it Forward Initiative.”
Play It Forward… great name!
The good news is two bands — The Dean Ween Group and My Morning Jacket — have already jumped on board and either performed or recorded versions of the song (below)!
Take a listen to The Dean Ween Group’s cover:
Listen to My Morning Jacket’s cover of the EODM song they performed at a concert over the weekend:
What do you think of the rock group’s idea to raise money? Sound off in the comments (below)!
[Image via Brigitte Engl/WENN.]