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Josh Homme pledges to help victims of Paris attacks

Eagles Of Death Metal co-founder appeals for donations to his charity

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Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has pledged to help victims of last week's Paris attacks.

The singer, who co-founded Eagles Of Death Metal, is seeking donations through his charity Sweet Stuff Foundation.

"Thank you for a moment to pause. Now time to help," the charity wrote on Twitter. "Please donate."




The charity also said that all donations made to the group by December 31 will go to the surviving families of those killed in last week's attack and anyone who donates over $100 will also receive a limited edition 'I Give' T-shirt.

The Sweet Stuff Foundation was established to help fund music programs for children and provide support to members of the music community and their families struggling with health issues and disabilities.

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Eagles Of Death Metal have cancelled their remaining tour dates following the attack at Le Bataclan where the band were playing last Friday night (November 13).

Up to 89 people were killed in the attack. Eagles Of Death Metal merchandise seller, Nick Alexander was the first Briton confirmed to have been killed in the attacks. Mercury Records' international product manager Thomas Ayad and Les InRocks reporter Guillaume B Decherf were also among the deceased.

The band issued the following statement earlier this week. "While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones," it reads.

"Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.

"We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the US and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil. All EODM shows are on hold until further notice. Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM."
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