Eagles of Death Metal Endorse an Ontario Beer for a Good Cause

Eagles of Death Metal are still reeling from the events of November 13 when a bunch of terrorists shot up the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, killing nearly a hundred people. I can’t even begin to imagine the PTSD the band and everyone associated with the tragedy–survivors, family, friends, first responders–must be suffering.

EoDM are soldiering on, doing their best to…well, heal and help, I guess. They’re also getting plenty of aid from many different quarters. This brings me to Manantler, a microbrewery in Bowmanville, Ontario. The Toronto Star reports  that they’ve just announced Boots Electric IPA, named after a monicker that frontman Jesse Hughes likes to use. The band LOVES the idea.

One dollar from each bottle will be donated directly to the 130 families of the Bataclan massacre. Josh Homme’s charity, Sweet Stuff Foundation, will be in charge of administering everything.

The official date for the unveiling is May 7, the day EoDM play the Opera House in Toronto.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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