One morning, still buzzed from the night before, Melbourne artist, Atomic Riot singer, and rock n roll fan, Ash Lightning, sparked an idea. The idea to organise a fundraiser for the victims of the Paris attacks with the killer name ‘Zipper Down Under‘.
Lightning contacted Peachy Entertainment director, music journalist, rock n roll DJ and Eagle-ette Cassie Walker. Brainstorming the idea, the two placed a call to Cherry Bar owner James Young and, within fifteen minutes, the show was booked for the 2nd of January 2016.
Like most of the rock n roll community across the world, the recent terrorist attacks in France really hit home hard. It was so likely that each one of us would have been present at that show if it was in our home town.
Fans of Eagles Of Death Metal find it inconceivable that a band so strongly about peace and love and simply having a good time, were victims of such a heartless attack.
Zipper Down Under is an opportunity for the music community to band together to pay their respects, and raise money, for the victims of these attacks. Essentially, it is the opportunity to spread the message of peace and love.
The Eagles Of Death Metal asked their fellow musicians from around the world to cover their song ‘I Love You All The Time’ and have the profits donated to the victims of the Paris attacks.
Lightning and Walker are going one up and covering the entire Zipper Down album.
They are calling for musicians of all genres who are keen to perform onstage as part of this event. They are also seeking local visual artists and photographers who’d like to donate their Peace, Love and Death Metal inspired art for the art exhibition/auction that will be held in the infamous back bar that Eagles Of Death Metal have spent many a night.
The event is Saturday 2nd January at Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, Melbourne.
100% of proceeds will be donated to the victims of the Paris attacks.
PEACE, LOVE & DEATH METAL