Here’s how you can help.
by Mike Mettler
Today, Rock to the Rescue, the nonprofit organization founded by Styx and REO Speedwagon, will be making a $25,000 donation to the Sweet Stuff Foundation to help those families directly affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday, November 13.
In honor of the musicians and crew who lost their lives in the attack at The Bataclan music venue in Paris where Eagles of Death Metal were performing, from now until December 31, Sweet Stuff is dedicating all money received directly to the surviving families of those who passed away, including that of the band’s merchandise manager, Nick Alexander. The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who is also a key recording member of Eagles of Death Metal. (Homme was not with the band in Paris when the attacks occurred.)
“We feel terribly saddened and outraged by these attacks,” says Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw. “We hope that our contribution will help ease some of the pain and some of the expenses of what this means to the families as they go through the process of grieving and bringing their loved ones home. Josh and the band lost a crew member and employees of their record label, Universal, during the terrorist attacks. This hits home for us because we’re also on the same label, and we deeply love our employees and our crew. Our hearts, minds, and prayers are with all the victims, and we urge all fans of Styx, Eagles of Death Metal, and classic rock who feel touched by this to join us in contributing. Thank you from everyone in the Styx family for your compassion.”
Here’s what you can do to help.
To donate, go here: https://www.thesweetstufffoundation.org/donate/
To learn more about the Sweet Stuff Foundation, go here: https://www.thesweetstufffoundation.org/
To learn more about Rock to the Rescue, go here: http://rocktotherescue.net/
To read the official statement from Eagles of Death Metal about the attacks in Paris, go here:https://www.facebook.com/eaglesofdeathmetal/?fref=ts