frontman Michael Stipe has created the In The Sun Foundation
to benefit Gulf Coast residents still suffering the effects of last year's hurricanes. This Sunday, February 5, iTunes
will make available an EP including six versions of the Joseph Arthur
ballad "In The Sun," featuring Stipe with guest singers and remixers, including Coldplay's Chris Martin, ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, Black Eyed Peas's will.i.am, Arthur himself, and for some reason Justin Timberlake. Profits will go toward The Mercy Corps
, whose relief programs currently reach 7 million people in more than 35 countries.