The 'Play It Forward' campaign for Paris victims continues
Eagles Of Death Metal have released the latest track from their ‘Play It Forward’ campaign, a charitable venture launched following the Parisian massacres that involved their concert on November 13 of last year.
Chelsea Wolfe, Nada Surf, Buffalo Brothers, The Beaches, [Brackets], Halestorm, Ian Clement, Keith Kenny, Liam Lynch, Matt Cameron, Petra Haden, Sonny Boy Thorn, The Beta Machine, The People Between, The Whigs and Yard of Blondes make up the latest batch of acts to release versions of the track via the Play It Forward website today (January 22).
Following the attacks, the band invited other acts to cover their song ‘I Love You All The Time’, committing to donating all the royalties for covers to The Sweet Stuff Foundation, and asking that those who cover the track do the same. The Sweet Stuff Foundation is a charity that helps musicians and their families when they encounter problems with illness or disability. The charity previously helped Brian O’Connor, a former member of the band, and have also been involved in helping victims of the attack.
Listen to two of the latest recordings, from Chelsea Wolfe and Nada Surf, via Spotify, below:
Earlier this week, Eagles of Death Metal also promised free tickets to survivors of the attacks of the Bataclan venue in November.
The US rock band announced that they will be playing a show in Paris at the Olympia Theatre on February 16. They had originally planned to return to the Bataclan but the venue has not yet reopened since the terrorist attack that occurred while the group were performing there on November 13.
In a statement on EODM’s website, co-founder and frontman Jesse Hughes said: “The people of Paris have always been incredible to us, and our feeling of love towards this beautiful city and its people has been reinforced a million times over this past month. Hearing the stories of the survivors, the injured and those who have lost loved ones has been overwhelming. Not returning to finish our set was never an option. We look forward to coming back in February and continuing our mission to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the world.”