Following the tragic Paris attacks last month, Eagles of Death Metal sent a request throughout the music industry, asking them to cover their track I Love You All The Time, off their recent album Zipper Down (which they were on tour promoting at the time of the attack). The request was part of a “Play It Forward” campaign by charity group The Sweet Stuff Foundation, with proceeds going to the victims affected by the horrific attacks on November 13 2015.
A few covers have so far been released, but today, the band have officially unveiled the first set, from artists including Florence and the Machine, Mini Mansions, Kings of Leon and Jimmy Eat World are some of the artists who’ve contributed covers. Pearl Jam have also released a live cover of EODM track I Want You So Hard, on top of an ILYATT cover by drummer Matt Cameron.
The band have posted all covers here. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
While he wasn’t in Paris at the time, co-founder Josh Homme was just as affected by the news, as we saw in this exclusive, heartbreaking interview with himself and Jesse Hughes for Vice. He released the following statement about the project:
I made a plea to artists and business people alike to come together to use our solidarity as proof that we are stronger together, and that we can make a difference. We are proud to be a little part of such a big group of talent and good will. We can’t thank these artists enough for their donations of talent, love, time, and compassion. Now, the Play It Forward Campaign is in the hands of the fans to help us make a difference, and to help those affected by this tragedy. Please listen, purchase, play, and enjoy – and know that every time you do, you’re doing the sweet stuff that makes that difference.
Eagles of Death metal have also just announced a string of brand new European tour dates, following their vow to return to Paris as soon as possible after the attacks cut their set sort and saw the devastating deaths of eighty-nine concertgoers.
Listen below, and purchase, stream or even submit your own version right here.