Credit: Stephanie PistelFans of Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was performing at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall during the brutal November 13 terrorist attacks, have launched a campaign to make the group’s cover of Duran Duran‘s “Save a Prayer” the #1 single in the U.K. In response, Duran Duran announced that it will donate any publishing proceeds it receives from the sale of the alternative-rock band’s version of the song to a charity that will aid the people of France.

On Thursday, the legendary ’80s band issued a more detailed statement regarding its support for the campaign.

“We are honored that the Eagles of Death Metal covered ‘Save a Prayer’ and included it on their most recent album [Zipper Down],” the statement reads. “In fact, it was a thrill playing the song together recently on [the U.K. TV show TFI Friday] in London. We bumped into the band on Friday afternoon of last week, when we were all on our way to Paris on the Eurostar. We were opening Al Gore‘s Climate Change concert broadcast there, and they were playing at the Bataclan. What happened that night defies any kind of comprehension.”

Eagles of Death Metal were headlining a concert at the Bataclan on November 13 when terrorists attacked the venue, killing 89 people. The band members were able to escape the Bataclan unharmed.

“The tragedy that unfolded at their show and around the city brought immeasurable sadness to so many and shocked the world,” writes Duran Duran. “We wholeheartedly support the campaign that the fans have mounted to show solidarity to the band that they love. We will be donating all of our royalties from the sale of this version of the single. There are a number of causes under consideration, all of which are peaceful, effective and unifying.”

The U.K. singles chart closes at midnight tonight GMT, which is 7 p.m. ET.

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