Josh Homme’s Charity Sweet Stuff Foundation Is Taking Donations for Paris Victims’ Families
The Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age leader launched his foundation in 2013 to aid career musicians and industry professionals suffering from illness and disabilities. It’s also dedicated to providing music lessons and instruments to children. However, in the wake of the attacks in Paris on Friday (Nov. 13) -- one of which targeted Le Bataclan theater where Eagles of Death Metal were performing -- the Sweet Stuff Foundation’s donations will be redirected to victims’ families.
Homme's foundation issued a statement on Twitter: “Thank you for a moment to pause. Now time to help. Please donate.” You can contribute right here. Those who give $100 or more receive an “I Give” T-shirt.
Eagles of Death Metal were playing a concert at Le Bataclan in Paris when gunmen began shooting those in attendance, ultimately killing 89. Among the victims were the band’s merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, several Universal Music Group employees and a French music journalist.
The band made it out of the venue safely and have since returned home. Homme was not on tour with the band at the time. They have since canceled their remaining tour dates. In a statement, they offered their thoughts and condolences to those affected:
Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.