Among the new releases in record stores this week is the much-talked-about charity single recorded by U2 frontman Bono and Wyclef Jean, entitled "New Day."As previously reported, the single will benefit NetAid, the Wyclef Jean Foundation, and War Child. The NetAid organization focuses on curbing worldwide poverty through the networking capabilities of the Internet, while the Wyclef Jean Foundation funds various youth programs in both the U.S. and Haiti. War Child raises funds to help children whose lives have been affected by war (see "Wyclef Records Charity Single With Bono, Preps For Woodstock"). On the U2 front, Bono and company are putting the finishing touches on the band's upcoming record, which is slated for release sometime next year (see "Bono Reveals 'Classic' Nature Of Next U2 Album"). The singer spoke to MTV News' Chris Connelly last week about the album and
his attitude toward it."I'm going at it like it's our last record, you know," Bono told Connelly. "I don't want it to be our last record. I don't expect it to be our last record, but I'm going at it like it is. I just want to say, 'This is it. This is what a rock band can do. Here it is. And if there's anything left to say, say it now.' [That] kind of a record." [RealVideo] Bono and Wyclef will perform together on October 9 at the Net Aid concert in the U.S., which will be held at New Jersey's Giants Stadium (see "Puff Daddy, Sting, More Join NetAid As Lineups Are Announced; Bono Talks Wyclef"). For more on NetAid and War Child, check out their Web sites at www.netaid.org and www.warchild.org. For updates about the Wyclef
Jean Foundation, check out Wyclef's own site at www.wyclef.com.
-- Andréa Duncan