Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has teamed up with emo bands Jimmy Eat World and Paramore to help launch the Sweet Stuff Foundation, a charity benefiting working musicians and recording engineers who are suffering from illness and disability. Homme and others are auctioning off an autographed guitar from the 2014 Grammy Awards to benefit the foundation.
The foundation describes its work as serving “to help our musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability. Things like transportation to medical treatment, assistance with childcare and tuition, income assistance, the ‘last wishes’ of a lifetime, and special treatments not covered by insurance.” Additionally, the foundation will work to foster music education for children, “providing assistance for music lessons, instruments, and musical collaborations for children.”
The Sweet Stuff Foundation sets forth their mission on their website: “To help foster an atmosphere of creativity & introduce a healthy outlet via music, so that the ‘Sweet Stuff’ will continue for generations to come.”