In the aftermath of the horrific and senseless terrorist attacks on Paris on November 13, 2015, Eagles Of Death Metal asked its musical family to extend the victims of the Paris attacks the same kindness and compassion that everyone from the members of U2 to the French authorities had shown the band—to Play It Forward: EODM asked artists the world over to cover “I Love You All The Time” from its current album Zipper Down. For every cover sold, the band pledged to donate 100% of its publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation, the non-profit organization founded in 2013 by EODM co-founder Joshua Homme to provide assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, as well as musical education and gear for the next generation. Participating artists were also asked to donate the money generated from sales of the song to the charity.
Pearl Jam and drummer Matt Cameron join Eagles of Death Metal to Play It Forward by releasing two EODM covers to benefit the victims of the November 13th terrorist attack in Paris and the family of fallen EODM crew member Nick Alexander.
Pearl Jam “Want You So Hard” (Recorded Live at Estadio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, BR. Nov 22, 2015)
Matt Cameron “I Love You All The Time”
A digital bundle of both songs goes live at 9am PT on Friday, December 18 at www.pearljam.com.
A pre-order of the vinyl version of these songs goes live at that same time at www.pearljam.com.
All proceeds from the sale of these tracks will benefit the Paris attack victims and Nick Alexander’s family via The Sweet Stuff Foundation.
Matt Cameron explains: “After reading Josh Homme’s email encouraging fellow musicians to cover EODM’s “I Love You All the Time,” I was very inspired to act quickly, so I recorded a version on a night off from tour in Mexico City in my hotel room, 11-27-2015, 8pm-12am. I am honored to be a part of this movement of unity and support. We’ll never stop.”
Links to download or pre-order:
iTunes Digital 45
Pre-order 7inch vinyl – Pearl Jam Shop
This week, Eagles Of Death Metal is overwhelmed with gratitude by the generosity and empathy made manifest in the first wave of “I Love You All The Time” covers being released by a collection of artists, all of whom are donating any royalties due them for these performances.
Homme commented on the Play It Forward initiative and this first showing of camaraderie: “I made a plea to artists and business people alike to come together to use our solidarity as proof that we are stronger together, and that we can make a difference. We are proud to be a little part of such a big group of talent and good will. We can’t thank these artists enough for their donations of talent, love, time, and compassion. Now, the Play It Forward Campaign is in the hands of the fans to help us make a difference, and to help those affected by this tragedy. Please listen, purchase, play, and enjoy – and know that every time you do, you’re doing the sweet stuff that makes that difference.”
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