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Pete Doherty Records Song With His New Supergroup to Silent 'X Factor' Winner

December 7, 2010 (3:03 am) GMT
Following the footsteps of Rage Against the Machine, Pete Doherty along with The Kooks and Imogen Heap hopes to shut out whoever wins 'The X Factor' next month.
Pete Doherty

Artists including , and are recording a track of silence in a bid to topple music mogul 's "" winner and score a Christmas number one. They will be joined by the Big Pink and Billy Bragg at Dean Street Studios in London on Monday, December 6 to record the silent song, which they hope will clinch the coveted Christmas number one spot in the U.K. and shut out the contestant who wins Cowell's popular TV show on Sunday, December 12.

The stars will do nothing in the studio as they recreate composer John Cage's experimental score 4'33", which featured a silent orchestra. The supergroup's campaign, dubbed Cage Against the Machine, aims to emulate , who outsold "The X Factor" winner last year.

U.K. DJ Eddy Temple-Morris, who has helped organize the track, says, "We're going to have a drum kit with a few drummers, some bass players, some guitarists. I don't know what the noise will be. I imagine there will be the tweak of a leather jacket, a cough, a snigger, a muffled laugh. You'll hear whatever happens in that room at that time. That's the performance."

Proceeds from the single will be donated to charity. Last month, rocker and superproducer shot into the U.K. charts with a single featuring two minutes of silence, which benefited members of the armed forces.

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