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My Morning Jacket Cover Eagles of Death Metal in Tribute to the Victims of the Paris Attacks

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James
My Morning Jacket lead singer Jim James called for a moment of silence before the song.

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Ever since terrorists killed an estimated 89 people at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan in Paris two weeks ago, musicians around the world have come together to show their solidarity with the fans of the band who were attacked—with covers of “Imagine,” with visits to the venue, and more. The band members themselves have since given their own chilling accounts of the attacks and resolved to be the first to play the venue once it reopens. In the latest tribute, on Saturday night in New York, My Morning Jacket followed in Pearl Jam’s footsteps and covered the Eagles of Death Metal’s “I Love You All the Time.”

Before the cover, My Morning Jacket’s lead singer, Jim James, called for a moment of silence to honor victims of the attacks. “Every note we play and every syllable I sing is for peace, and for understanding, and for love,” James told Rolling Stone while discussing the attacks in an interview last week. “The music must always go on and fear must never win.”