Wave Of ‘I Love You All The Time’ Eagles Of Death Metal Covers Released
In the wake of the tragic events that transpired at concert at Le Bataclan in Paris on November 13, the band asked fellow musicians to cover “I Love You All The Time” and promised to donate 100 percent of its publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation, the non-profit organization founded in 2013 by EODM co-founder Joshua Homme to provide assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, as well as musical education and gear for the next generation. Participating artists were also asked to donate the money generated from sales of the song to the charity. Today, Eagles Of Death Metal have announced the release of the first wave of “I Love You All The Time” covers as part of the “Play It Forward” initiative.
My Morning Jacket, The Dean Ween Group and Kings Of Leon are among the artists that covered “I Love You All The Time” as part of this first batch. Other acts contributing their versions of the song are Florence + The Machine featuring The Maccabees, Ed Harcourt, Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World, Alain Johannes, Mini Mansions, The New Pacific, r00ms, Savages and Sinner Sinners.
Amazon, Apple, Spotify and TuneCore Distribution have joined the Play It Forward initiative in donating their proceeds from these covers to Friends of Fondation de France in participating markets. Homme commented on today’s release, “I made a plea to artists and business people alike to come together to use our solidarity as proof that we are stronger together, and that we can make a difference. We are proud to be a little part of such a big group of talent and good will. We can’t thank these artists enough for their donations of talent, love, time, and compassion. Now, the Play It Forward Campaign is in the hands of the fans to help us make a difference, and to help those affected by this tragedy. Please listen, purchase, play, and enjoy – and know that every time you do, you’re doing the sweet stuff that makes that difference.” Look for more “I Love You All The Time” covers to be announced.
EODM have also announced Pearl Jam and drummer Matt Cameron have contributed two covers – Pearl Jam’s live version of “I Want You So Hard” (Recorded at Estadio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro) and Matt Cameron’s “I Love You All The Time” – to the Play It Forward cause. A digital bundle of both song, and a vinyl version pre- order, go live at 9 a.m. PT on Friday, December 18 via PearlJam.com with all proceeds going to The Sweet Stuff Foundation.
“After reading Josh Homme’s email encouraging fellow musicians to cover EODM’s ‘I Love You All the Time,’ I was very inspired to act quickly, so I recorded a version on a night off from tour in Mexico City in my hotel room, 11-27-2015, 8pm-12am”said Cameron. “I am honored to be a part of this movement of unity and support. We’ll never stop.”