Josh Homme's Charity Raising Funds for Families of Paris Victims
Published Nov 20, 2015Josh Homme co-founded and records with Eagles of Death Metal but was not on tour with the band when their Paris show became the target of terrorist attacks last week. Nevertheless, he's offering support for the families of the victims through his charitable organization the Sweet Stuff Foundation.
A message on the website explains: "In honor of the musicians and crew members killed in Paris, the Sweet Stuff Foundation is dedicating all money received through this site until December 31, 2015 to the surviving families."
The charity was originally founded "to give assistance to career musicians, recording engineers and their families struggling with illness and disability," and in addition to Homme, boasts ambassadors like Jimmy Eat World and Paramore.
Among those killed in the Paris attacks was Eagles of Death Metal's merch manager Nick Alexander and record company employees Thomas Ayed, Marie Mosser and Manu Perez. The band have since released a statement about the tragedy, which ended with the phrase, "Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM."
Donations can be made to the Sweet Stuff Foundation over here.