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Dean Ween Group Offer Up Eagles of Death Metal Cover for Victims of Paris Attacks

by Rob Slater on November 30, 2015
In their first interview since terrorists in Paris claimed the lives of 89 at Le Batalcan, Eagles of Death Metal offered to donate all publishing rights to the song "I Love You All the Time" from their latest, Zipper Down if it were covered and/or recorded by another artist. Recently, My Morning Jacket followed suit, playing the song on the fourth night of their Beacon Theatre finale. 

Now, Mickey Melchiondo and his Dean Ween Group have continued the trend, which is sure to last for quite a while. "I'm very proud to have been a part of this," Dean Ween said in the video's description. "Help us make this go viral and let's not forget the victims when the next news item du jour comes along. Never Forget."

Listen to the tune below.

And here is Melchiondo's message on recording the song. 
I have been very close friends with Josh Homme for over 20 years. He is easily the best friend I have in a band. When we need advice we talk to one another. We were signed to Elektra the same week (Kyuss) and we toured a lot to support our new records (Chocolate and Cheese). The sense of love and camaraderie on those tours was unparalleled. We were like a gang, like one big band instead of two - always onstage during each other's sets.

Later on, in the earlier days of QOTSA we were reunited and had two of the most legendary tours of all our lives. When I heard about the Paris attacks I broke down and called him immediately and surprisingly he answered. Finding out that Dave Catching was alive and unharmed was one of the biggest reliefs of my life.

When Josh asked me to cover this tune, I dropped what I was doing on the most important (to me anyway) gig night of my life. I was debuting the tunes from my forthcoming Dean Ween Group album. I came to the studio with our drummer Ray Kubian (who is a great singer as well) and I had a concept - one sample of handclaps and 8 tracks of grunting in the rhythm of the song and scat singing. I laid down a bass track for an anchor or a guide, sped the song up to 150 beats per minute when the original was about 115. One acoustic guitar, and Ray taking the lead vocal. It went perfectly--we used every track that we recorded. I then called Chris Shaw, who produced Ween's White Pepper album and mixed Moistboyz IV. He is the best producer and engineer I know and he dropped his Saturday Thanksgiving travel plans to mix it for me.

I feel so passionately about this track and I have set my personal goal at one million views. You can download the video at

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