Paramore, QOTSA + Jimmy Eat World Launch Charity for Disabled Musicians
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Paramore and Jimmy Eat World have teamed up on a new charity – the Sweet Stuff Foundation – which provides aid to musicians suffering from disabilities and illness.
“The mission of the Sweet Stuff Foundation is to help our musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability,” the organization’s website reads. “Things like transportation to medical treatment, assistance with childcare and tuition, income assistance, the ‘last wishes’ of a lifetime and special treatments not covered by insurance.”
The website also specifies that it intends to help “career musicians, recording engineers and their families.”
The charity was founded in 2013, but recently launched with the promise of an upcoming auction that will feature an autographed guitar from the 2014 Grammys. The auction date will be announced soon.
Last month, Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman revealed the band are “taking a break” to focus on their individual projects. Homme and company dropped their most recent full-length, …Like Clockwork, back in 2013.
Paramore released their fourth self-titled album that same year. The LP helped earn the Hayley Williams-led rockers a Grammy for Best Rock Song for album single, “Ain’t It Fun,” at the 2015 ceremony.
Paramore – "Ain't it Fun" (Official Music Video)