Following in the holiday tradition of Band Aid's 1984 single, "Do They Know It's Christmas," a group of artists, including Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, and James Brown have teamed up on a new version of the Rolling Stones' 1974 single, "It's Only Rock 'N Roll."According to the British Press Association, the revamped Stones track will be released in the U.K. next month to raise funds for Children's Promise. The non-profit children's organization is currently attempting to get people to donate their last hour's pay from the last day of work this year to its Millennium Final Hour Appeal. Money raised by the Final Hour Appeal will be split amongst several different European charities, such as BBC Children In Need, the Children's Society, ChildLine, and Comic Relief, among others. "The Hollywood Reporter" indicates that Children's Promise is hoping to bring in an estimated £200,000 ($320,000) with the ensemble single of "It's Only
Rock 'N Roll," which is currently scheduled to be released in Britain on December 13. No word yet if "It's Only Rock 'N Roll" will get a proper release in the U.S.; we'll keep you posted.
-- David Basham