Though Josh Homme was not performing with Eagles of Death Metal at the show in Paris on Friday where one of the terrorist attacks occurred, the tragedy has still struck him hard. In an effort to give back to the families who lost loved ones, Homme, who also fronts Queens of the Stone Age, will be using his charity, the Sweet Stuff Foundation, to raise money for them.
The foundation was established in 2013 with the intent to “give assistance to career musicians, recording engineers and their families struggling with illness and disability.” Now through Dec. 31, all donations received will instead go directly to the victims’ families, including the family of Nick Alexander, the band’s merch man, who lost his life inside the theater when the attack happened along with label affiliates Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez.
Donations towards the Sweet Stuff Foundation can be made here.
Eagles of Death Metal were six songs into their set when gunfire broke out at the Bataclan Theater in Paris on Friday night. Before the show started, Deftones were at the venue, but left minutes before the shooting started. Scheduled to play the next three nights at the Bataclan, Deftones canceled their appearances and the remainder of their European tour in the aftermath of the terrorist attack.
Many artists, including Five Finger Death Punch, Motorhead, In Flames and Foo Fighters all have canceled their French tour dates in wake of the attacks.
Eagles of Death Metal released a statement earlier today (Nov. 18) and announced that they have suspended all of their tour dates until further notice.