Rolling Stones’ Jagger and Richards Waive Royalties on Charity Christmas Single
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards won’t be taking a penny from sales of a new version of the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” so all the money raised can go to charity.
The rockers have waived royalties from sales of the Christmas single, released to honor murdered U.K. politician Jo Cox, which has been recorded by a group of British celebrities.
As a result, all proceeds will benefit a charity set up in Cox’s name.
Announcing the news in London’s House of Commons, Member of Parliament (MP) Pete Wishart said: “I’m sure the Leader of the House would like to join me in thanking Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for waiving their royalties… ensuring that even more money goes to the Jo Cox Foundation.”
The charity single, which will be released on Friday, features Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, Cockney Rebel’s Steve Harley, and KT Tunstall, among others. It’s among the favorites to land the coveted U.K. Christmas number one slot.
West Yorkshire MP Cox was murdered by Thomas Mair in June. He has been sentenced to life behind bars.
The single is one of several tributes to Cox, including an original carol performed by the Parliament Choir.