The episode ended with a moment of silence followed by Jeff Buckley's 'Hallelujah'
Josh Homme played host to fellow Eagles Of Death Metal member Jesse Hughes in the latest episode of his Alligator Hour radio show on Beats 1.
During the show, the pair played the Deen Ween Group’s cover of their track ‘I Love You All The Time’, after Homme called on musicians to cover the song as “a show of solidarity” following the recent shootings at an Eagles Of Death Metal gig in Paris last month.
Eighty-nine people were killed by gunmen at the band’s gig at Paris’ Le Bataclan music venue on November 13. The venue was the worst hit during a series of of violent attacks in the French capital. A total of 130 people were killed and around 350 injured. Homme wasn’t present at the show.
Homme and Hughes also ended the show by holding a moment of silence before playing Jeff Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’.
In his open letter calling for musicians to cover ‘I Love You All The Time’, Homme wrote: “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”
“Whether you’re soul or R&B; hip-hop or hippy; garage, goth, country, punk or pop; death metal or DJ; It matters not. Whether your version is faithful to ours, instrumental, uses only lyrics or fragments thereof or is completely reimagined in every way, it matters not. Your individual musical differences become our collective strength”.
“Join us help and heal through music. They attacked us all, please hear the call,” he added.