Aussie Eagles Of Death Metal fans have put in a strong show of support for the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks.
A special charity concert – ingeniously dubbed ‘Zipper Down Under’ – has raised over $8,000 for the survivors and families of those affected by the horrific massacre at EODM’s Bataclan Theatre show – and across the French capital – on November 13th.
The benefit gig, which was held at Melbourne rock den Cherry Bar on January 2nd, was a complete sellout, and featured a lineup of local musos performing a selection of EODM classics, as well as song off the band’s new album, Zipper Down.
The night also held an art auction, with pieces donated by an array of Melbourne talent.
The event itself was masterminded by Melbourne music identities (and mad EODM fans) Ash Lightning of rock band Atomic Riot and Cassie Walker of Peachy Entertainment, in response to a worldwide call out from Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme for artists to cover their song I Love You All The Time as tribute to the Paris attack victims.
100% of the funds raised from the event will be donated to Homme’s charity, The Sweet Stuff Foundation.
Speaking previously about the charity concert, Cherry Bar owner James Young said, “It had to be done. And it had to be done at Cherry Bar”, referencing the long-established kinship between the venue and the Eagles Of Death Metal boys.
Jesse ‘The Devil’ Hughes has spent many a night at AC/DC Lane’s iconic rock den and even played an impromptu set during the 2011 instalment of the venue’s annual Cherry Rock festival.