Jack Black and Kyle Gass join Josh Homme's Sweet Stuff Foundation fundraising campaign
Tenacious D have joined Josh Homme’s campaign to aid victims of the Paris attacks by auctioning off memorabilia from their ‘Pick Of Destiny’ tour.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass have put their fur coats up for sale along with their lizard and wizard costumes, which featured on the 2006-2007 tour.
Proceeds from the Charitybuzz auction, which includes 13 items belonging to Tenacious D, will go towards Homme’s Sweet Stuff Foundation, which is donating proceeds to benefit the victims of the attacks, which took 130 lives, 90 of them at the Eagles Of Death Metal’s Bataclan concert.
“Our friend Josh Homme asked if Tenacious D would participate in the awareness and fund raising campaign in the wake of the recent attacks,” the pair told Billboard. “We were eager to join the cause. This is our small but heartfelt contribution.”
Previously, Eagles of Death Metal raised funds for the Sweet Stuff Foundation by asking artists to cover its track ‘I Love You All the Time’. Artists including Pearl Jam, Florence + the Machine and Kings of Leon all took part, with publishing income going to the cause.
Savages, Jimmy Eat World, Imagine Dragons and My Morning Jacket also covered the song. See the full list of acts to contribute below. Find out more information and purchase the covers here.
Florence + The Machine (featuring The Maccabees)
Jimmy Eat World
Kings of Leon
My Morning Jacket
The New Pacific
Deen Ween Group
Eagles Of Death Metal have also rescheduled a series of European live dates that were cancelled after the terrorist attack.
Following the tragic events, the band have now announced rescheduled dates for early 2016. These will stretch through February and March, before the band return in August. The run of dates includes a return to Paris, this time at the Olympia venue, on February 16.