Robbie Williams and Take That teaming up for Haiti single
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Former Take That star Robbie Williams is reuniting with the band for a charity single in aid of the Haiti earthquake vicitms.
The 35-year-old singer is to record with his former band mates for the first time since he quit the group in 1995 after signing up for The Sun's Helping Haiti single.
Williams said he was honoured to be asked to contribute to the cover version of REM's ballad Everybody Hurts.
The track will feature a star-studded line-up with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, JLS, James Blunt, Cheryl Cole and Joe McElderry taking part.
Williams told The Sun: "I'm very honoured to be asked to contribute to the single. We can all do something to help the people of Haiti - and I urge everyone to do what they can."
Williams and Take That are set to take part in a recording session in Los Angeles but it is not known whether they will record their vocals together, or separately and have their voices mixed later.
Speculation about a reunion between Williams and former band mates Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange was fuelled by their appearance together on stage for the Children In Need gig at London's Albert Hall last November.
Pop and TV mogul Simon Cowell teamed up with the newspaper to mastermind the fund-raising effort, which should see the single released later this month.
Proceeds are to be split between the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and the Sun's Helping Haiti campaign. REM will forgo royalties and the Government said VAT on the record will be waived to maximise revenues.
Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Miley Cyrus, Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, Michael Buble, James Morrison and Mika are also among those performing.
Source: The Belfast Telegraph
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