Killers and Elton John collaboration launches new RED music service

U2, Coldplay, Jay-Z and Bob Dylan also offer up tracks for AIDS charity

A brand new Christmas collaboration between The Killers and Elton John is set to launch a new charity digital music service to mark World Aids Day.

(RED)WIRE is set to be launched through MSN on December 1, with all proceeds going to HIV-infected victims in Africa.

The service will be kicked off by Elton John and the Las Vegas‘ band’s festive track ‘Joseph, Better You Than Me’

Meanwhile, the service will deliver exclusive tracks every week directly to subscribers, including a new music from U2, Bob Dylan, Coldplay and Jay-Z.

Other songs set to feature include Elvis Costello and The Police jamming on the pair’s respective classic tracks ‘Watching The Detectives’ and ‘Walking On The Moon’. The performances were taped during Costello‘s new Sundance Channel show ‘Spectacle’.

Additional (RED)WIRE tracks will be announced in the coming weeks.

For £4 per month, (RED)WIRE members will receive a weekly digital download directly into their iTunes library.

Each weekly issue will contain four elements – an exclusive song from a major artist, a song from an up-and-coming artist, a non-music item – such as a digital short film, photography or a reading from an artist or actor – and short videos about (RED) work in Africa.

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