STARS UNITE ON CHARITY SINGLE

Stars will record different versions of 'What's Going On' as benefit for AIDS charity and those affected by US terrorist strikes...

U2‘s BONO, LIMP BIZKIT‘s FRED DURST and r’n’b producer JERMAINE DUPRI will each helm a different version of MARVIN GAYE’s classic ‘WHAT’S GOING ON’ to aid fundraising efforts for those affected in the US terrorist strikes.

Although it had previously been announced Bono and others were to appear on a Dupri produced version, slated for December 1 as a charity record for AIDS research, the remit has been broadened in order to also benefit the United Ways September 11 Fund. The release date has also been brought forward to October 23 in the US, October 22 in the UK. There will be five versions in total on the record, though the people behind the other two are unknown at press time.

Durst’s version will include Korn‘s Jonathan Davis, Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland and the legendary Perry Farrell. Monica, Usher, Maxwell, Jagged Edge and TLC‘s Chilli and T-Boz will be appear on Dupri’s version. Details of collaborations on Bono’s version will be announced later this week. According to MTV, Bono and other organisers are in talks with video directors at present and will settle on one by the end of the week.