Duran Duran have promised to donate the money they receive from sales of Eagles of Death Metal’s cover of their song ‘Save a Prayer’ to charity.
The promise follows a Facebook campaign to get Eagles of Death Metal to Number One in the UK charts, after last Friday’s tragic events at Le Bataclan. Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon tweeted: “@EODMforNo1 @DuranDuran will donate all proceeds due to us, from this version. Considering options that are useful, peaceful & uniting.”
Le Bataclan was the worst hit in the terrorist attacks last Friday (13 November) in Paris, during a shooting at an Eagles of Death Metal concert. The campaign was launched to get the band’s cover of the Duran Duran track to the top of the UK charts to “show solidarity against terrorism and support for peace.”
The campaign has become increasingly successful over the past few days, with The Official Charts Compnay announcing that midweek figures see the group at Number 96, and are quickly gaining momentum into entering the Top 40.
The song has also reached Number 1 on the iTunes rock chart, and Number 7 on the overall iTunes chart.
Watch Eagles of Death Metal perform ‘Save A Prayer’ with Duran Duran on TFI Friday (30th October) below.