Today, R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," sung by Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Susan Boyle, Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, and other pop stars is released in stores to raise funds for earthquake survivors in Haiti.
Simon Cowell is the mastermind behind the charitable effort, which made its radio debut last Tuesday. R.E.M. has agreed to waive royalties and the British government says the record will be exempt from sales tax.
Lara Piu is the author of Good things celebs do, how to Live The Good Life too and has been a Gannett Online Journalist since 2003.