Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shane MacGowan, Mick Jones, Nick Cave, and Chrisse Hynde, Among Others, Releasing Benefit Single for Haiti

Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan and Mick Jones of The Clash have organized a group of musicians to cover the Screamin Jay Hawkins song "I Put a Spell On You" as a benefit single for Haitian relief. Sort of a punk "alternative" to Simon Cowell, who is also putting out a benefit single, as is Quincy Jones' remake of "We Are the World," Jones and MacGowan brought in other musicians, such as Chrissie Hynde and Sex Pistols Glen Matlock among others, with Nick Cave as producer.

The single is set for release in late February. Money raised is going to Concern Worldwide, an Irish-based international humanitarian organisation, which has been working in Haiti for more than 16 years.

Read more: Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave and Johnny Depp team up for Haiti single

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