By Jeff Cornell
Josh Homme—co-founder of Eagles of Death Metal and frontman of Queens of the Stone Age—has announced his charity, The Sweet Stuff Foundation, will raise money for victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
The charity’s daily mission is to help the musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability, which include transportation and medical treatment. But following the devastating attacks, Homme’s charity announced that all donations received between now and the end of 2015 will go directly to the victims and their families.
The Sweet Stuff Foundation posted a message on Twitter today (Nov. 19) which reads, “Thank you for a moment to pause. Now time to help. Please donate.” Attached is a photo of the Eiffel Tower with a guitar neck and tuning keys which states: “Let’s honor the musicians and crew members killed in Paris.” See it below.
Eagles of Death Metal were performing at Paris’ Le Bataclan concert hall when terrorist began indiscriminately shooting people in the venue. 89 people were killed and nearly one hundred suffered serious injuries in what was just one part of an elaborate attack on the city.
Homme was not with the band at the ill-fated Paris show, but is still closely affiliated with the group playing drums on their studio albums.
Sweet Stuff FDN (@dothesweetstuff) November 17, 2015