LATEST: Michael Jackson will release his charity single later this month (NOV05), according to his spokeswoman RAMONE K BAIN.

The THRILLER hitmaker has been working on the track - which will benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina - with 12 artists including R Kelly and Snoop Dogg, via satellite from his new home in Bahrain.

The song suffered delays after Jackson twice decided to rewrite FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART - which will also be given a new title upon release.

Bain says, "All that remains is for two or three more artists to do their tracks, and Michael will then add his vocals.

"He is now on the fast track, and we're happy with the progress."

Proceeds from the track will be split between three charities: the BILL CLINTON - GEORGE BUSH Katrina Fund, the Push-Excel Hurricane Katrina College Relief Fund and a special fund set up by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The release will mark Jackson's first work since his child molestation trial in June (05), which saw him cleared of all charges.