Josh Homme’s Charity to Raise Money for Paris Victims’ Families
Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal frontman Josh Homme’s charity, Sweet Stuff Foundation, will dedicate all of its upcoming donations to the families of those killed in the attack at the EODM concert in Paris on Friday (Nov. 13).
Homme founded Sweet Stuff Foundation in 2013 to “give assistance to career musicians, recording engineers and their families struggling with illness and disability.” In the wake of the tragedy at Le Bataclan theater in Paris, all donations made to the organization through Dec. 31 will be redirected to the victims’ families. Homme’s father and Sweet Stuff Foundation board member Michael Homme said that will extend to Eagles of Death Metal’s crew members and their families, including merchandise manager Nick Alexander who died in the attack. You can contribute at this location.
Homme’s band Eagles of Death Metal were playing a concert at Le Bataclan in Paris on Friday when gunmen overtook the theater and began shooting. The band members made it out of the venue safely, however, Alexander, several Universal Music Group employees and a French music journalist were among the 89 killed. Homme was not touring with the band at the time. Jesse Hughes and the rest of Eagles of Death Metal have since canceled their remaining European tour dates and returned home.
The concert accounted for the highest death toll of the attacks across the French capital on Friday, which have killed 129 people, injured 352 and left 99 in critical condition.