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Stones Times 12: The Rolling Stones have waived royalty rights to their ‘60s classic “Gimme Shelter” and donated an unreleased version of the song to a British charity for the homeless. The charity, Putting Our House in Order, plans to exploit loopholes in the chart compilation system and release a dozen different versions of the song simultaneously next month in a bid to reach No. 1 on the British singles charts. Other versions of the song--in various musical styles--have been donated by combinations of artists such as Tom Jones with New Model Army and Neneh Cherry with the Utah Saints. There are no immediate plans to release the songs in the United States.


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