Eagles of Death Metal thank Imagine Dragons, Pearl Jam, and more for supporting Play It Forward campaign
In the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, Eagles of Death Metal, the group playing at Le Bataclan during the siege, started the Play it Forward Campaign and encouraged fellow musicians to cover “I Love You All The Time” off their Zipper Down album. For every cover sold, the group will donate the proceeds to The Sweet Stuff Organization started by EODM cofounder Joshua Homme, which provides assistant to musicians and their families in times of need.
So far, Florence and the Machine, Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World, Kinds of Leon, My Morning Jacket, and eight other groups have put their spin on the song. Pearl Jam covered “I Love You All The Time,” along with a live version of their “I Want You So Hard,” both available now on the group’s site.
“We can’t thank these artists enough for their donations of talent, love, time, and compassion,” Homme said in a statement. “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.”
EODM recently announced rescheduled dates for their Nos Amis tour, which were altered by the November attacks. The metal band will start out in Stockholm, Sweden Feb. 13 and return to Paris’ Olympia Theatre three days later. They hope to play at Le Bataclan again when it reopens, which, the venue plans to do, but unfortunately that won’t come in time for EODM’s return to France.