Band will donate publishing income from cover as a 'show of solidarity to help the victims of these atrocious acts'
The Dean Ween Group have become the latest band to cover Eagles Of Death Metal‘s song ‘I Love You All The Time’ for charity following last month’s Paris terror attacks.
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.
Inspired by the campaign to get Eagles Of Death Metal to Number One with their cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’ and Simon Le Bon’s subsequent pledge to donate any money made from the record, the band have urged musicians and bands around the world to cover one of their songs in a bid to raise money for the victims of the Paris attacks.
The Dean Ween Group – featuring Ween’s Michael Melchiondo – have now become the latest band to cover the group’s ‘I Love You All The Time’.
“I have been very close friends with [EODM founding member] Josh Homme for over 20 years,” Melchiondo has written of the cover. “When Josh asked me to cover this tune, I dropped what I was doing”.
Listen to the cover below. My Morning Jacket previously covered the track live.
Josh Homme has also posted an open letter calling on musicians to cover the song as “a show of solidarity to help the victims of these atrocious acts”.
“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,” Homme writes.
“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,” the musician – who wasn’t present at the ill-fated gig in question – added.