Duran Duran To Donate Eagles Of Death Metal’s ‘Save a Prayer’ Royalties To ‘Useful’ Charity
Celebrity| | By Sara Wilkins
Duran Duran have pledged to donate all the money they receive from sales of Eagles of Death Metal’s cover of “Save a Prayer” to charity.
The song is hurtling up the European charts following Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, where both Eagles of Death Metal and Duran Duran were performing.
Simon Le Bon and his bandmates were on their way out of the city after performing at Al Gore’s 24-hour environmental awareness concert, while Eagles of Death Metal were caught up in the attacks when armed terrorists stormed their gig at the Bataclan theater, killing close to 100 concertgoers.
The Paris atrocities have prompted fans of the band to launch a campaign to get the Eagles of Death Metal’s cover of Duran Duran’s hit to the top of the U.K. music charts.
And Le Bon and company appear to support the initiative. They have agreed to donate all proceeds received from the cover to charity.
Announcing the pledge via Twitter on Monday, Le Bon wrote, “@EODMforNo1 @DuranDuran will donate all proceeds due to us, from this version. Considering options that are useful, peaceful & uniting.”
— Simon Le Bon (@SimonJCLeBON) November 16, 2015
The new Eagles Of Death Metal For No.1 campaign kicked off Saturday on Facebook. It already has over 11,000 members.
Duran Duran scored a global hit with the song in 1982. Ironically, the song didn’t make it to number one in the U.K. It was kept from the top of the charts by Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.” However, it was number one in France.