The Londoners are the latest to follow through on Eagles of Death Metal’s request that bands cover the song following the shootings at their Bataclan show, with their proceeds from recorded versions of the track going towards victims of the Paris tragedy.
Last week, Eagles of Death Metal promised to donate their proceeds from any cover efforts, asking other musicians and streaming services and points of sale to do the same.
Josh Homme said:
“We have a song called ‘I Love You All The Time’ and if you’re a country artist, a DJ, death metal, it doesn’t matter, cover that song and we’ll donate the publishing.”
“Our label will donate the mastering and all the publishing. Also, I would challenge iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Tidal; whomever delivers music to get on board and if that song is recorded to donate all of it so the entirety is designated to help anyone that was a victim of this Paris attack and ruined by this to recover again.”
Eagles of Death Metal were playing Le Bataclan theatre in Paris when the venue came under attack on November 13, with 90 – including the band’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander – killed in the assault.
Jesse Hughes described the incident as follows, in an interview with Vice:
“They [fans] were hiding in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in. They killed all of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket.”
He continues: “People were playing dead, and they were so scared. A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends, and so many people put themselves in front of people.”
Watch Savages cover from their Paris show last night via the band’s YouTube channel, below:
Savages are counting down to their new album ‘Adore Life’, which is due in January 2016. Two tracks, ‘TIWYG‘ and ‘The Answer‘ have been revealed so far. The album will be accompanied by UK dates in early 2016, as follows:
Savages are also due to hit the road for a UK tour early next year. They will play:
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (February 18)
Cambridge Junction (19)
Glasgow Art School (21)
Manchester Albert Hall (22)
Leeds Irish Centre (23)
London Roundhouse (March 17)