Everybody Hurts to be released this month
The artists will record a cover of REM‘s 1993 hit Everybody Hurts next week and the song will be released by Sony later this month.
‘I’d like to make this record with as many different types of singer as we can,’ says Simon, 50.
‘And I hope everyone in the industry comes together to get involved. The response has been fantastic.’
All proceeds go to the Disasters Emergency Committee and The Sun‘s Helping Haiti campaign.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who asked Simon to organise the single, will waive the VAT.
And REM do not want royalties from the track.