It has been a month since Paris was swept up in a string of coordinated terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 130 people, 89 of whom were at the Bataclan Theatre to see Eagles of Death Metal. Since then, fans from around the globe have banded together to make a video standing in solidarity with the band and their fellow fans who were affected by the attack.
Eagles of Death Metal drummer Josh Homme posted the video to his other band Queens of the Stone Age’s Facebook page early this morning. He endearingly wrote “I find it difficult to put into words how this video makes me feel. I’m proud to be among you, part of you, one of you. Thank you for this kind & generous gift. It means the world to me. I thank you with everything I have. I am humbled by you. I am in awe of you. What you have done, together? I will never forget this gift of kindness. Thank you.”
In an effort to help those effected by the attacks the band encouraged other musicians to cover their song I Love You All The Time, the proceeds of which donated to charities. The likes of My Morning Jacket, Savages and Pearl Jam have all helped out.
Meanwhile the band recently made their return to Paris when they were invited on stage by U2 to join in on a cover of Patti Smith’s People Have the Power before playing I Love You All The Time by themselves. Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar is also hosting a benefit gig, which will well worth be getting down to.