Josh Homme Interviews Eagles of Death Metal Bandmate Jesse Hughes on Beats 1 Show
Homme and Hughes' conversation comes in the wake of the horrific attack at Eagles of Death Metal’s concert at Le Bataclan in Paris on Nov. 13, which killed 89 people in attendance. Since Hughes and his touring band have returned home safely (Homme wasn’t on tour with the band at the time), they have launched a charity campaign that encourages other artists to cover their Zipper Down track, “I Love You All the Time,” and donate proceeds to charity. Homme and Hughes will give all of their publishing earnings to the QOTSA leader’s nonprofit, the Sweet Stuff Foundation, which is currently taking donations for Paris victims' families.
Homme and Hughes discussed the campaign on The Alligator Hour and played a handful of the covers to surface so far. By the episode’s end, Homme tells Hughes, “I love you, baby doll.” Hughes responds, “I love you, too.” They closed the broadcast with Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” Apple Music subscribers can listen to this and all episodes of The Alligator Hour right here.