Elton John, Beck And Members Of The Strokes Contribute Eagles Of Death Metal Covers
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:27:01
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Elton John, Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi of The Strokes with Beck, and eleven other artists have contributed new covers of the Eagles of Death Metal track "I Love You All The Time" in support of the Sweet Stuff Foundation's Play it Forward Initiative. Check out all the new tracks at the initiative's website.
A variety of other artists have contributed covers of "I Love You All The Time" to the foundation, including My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon, Florence and the Machine with the Maccabees, Imagine Dragons, Savages, Ed Harcourt, Dean Ween Group, Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron, Nada Surf, and Jimmy Eat World as well as many others.
All proceeds from the initiative benefit the family members of victims of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. At the time, Eagles of Death Metal were playing at Paris' Bataclan, where 89 people were killed.
On The Play it Forward Initiative website, EODM published a note saying: "We are asking for you to cover our song "I Love You All The Time." For every cover sold, we pledge to donate 100% of the publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation. We ask that you also donate the money generated from sales of the song to the charity.
In the same spirit, we would encourage you to offer one of your songs up to be covered by another artist, and follow suit - donate the publishing monies to charity - The Play it Forward Initiative.
Whether you're Soul or R&B; Hip Hop or Hippy; Garage, Goth, Country, Punk or Pop; Death Metal or DJ; It matters not. Whether your version is faithful to ours, instrumental, uses only lyrics or fragments thereof or is completely reimagined in every way, it matters not. Your individual musical differences become our collective strength. Simultaneously, we will call upon iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Spotify & all others who will sell these covers, to join us and donate their portions to a charity as a symbol of unity. So many wonderfully talented artists have offered their love & support or have reached out asking, "How can we help?" Our answer is simple; Unite with us. All of us. The musicians, the bands, the music companies & the fans."For more on Eagles of Death Metal, check out:
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff