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- Posted on Jan 27th 2010 7:05AM by Julian Marszalek
As music mogul Simon Cowell pulls out the stops to record and release his all-star charity version of R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts' to raise much-need funds for the Haitian earthquake appeal, the Pogues' singer Shane MacGowan has reportedly assembled a crack line-up of alt.rock luminaries for his own contribution to the cause.
According to the Sun, MacGowan has called on the services of actor Johnny Depp and his partner Vanessa Paradis as well as Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie and Bad Seeds lynchpin Nick Cave for a version of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' 1956 rock'n'roll classic, 'I Put A Spell On You.' Speculation is rife that Simply Red's Mick Hucknell will join the line-up.
The song was chosen as one of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame's '500 Songs that Shaped Rock 'N' Roll' has been covered over the years by artists as diverse as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nina Simone and Marilyn Manson.