Paul McCartney

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As party favors go, a brand-new song from Paul McCartney might be tough to beat.

At least that's what the former Beatle is hoping for, promising the ditty to anyone and everyone who donates a minimum of $25 to attend a McCartney-hosted online dinner party.

The virtual bash, called Night of a Thousand Dinners, takes place Thursday night in conjunction with World Environment Day and to benefit the Adopt-A-Minefield campaign, for which McCartney is an ambassador.

Which means, come Friday, fans will no longer be able to say Heather Mills never did anything for them.

In exchange for the virtual head count, and the coin, guests of the online party will be able to download McCartney's hitherto unreleased tune "Lifelong Passion (Sail Away)," which he recorded under the name The Fireman.

"The Night of a Thousand Dinners is not only a great way to raise money for a just cause, it's also a good way for friends and family to have fun together," McCartney said. "With the growing concerns about world hunger, it should be a priority to clear arable land of land mines so that communities can once again grow their own food."

Access to the global online benefit will be granted to all registered users through the singer's website on Thursday evening. And if the promise of a new song isn't enough to tempt RSVPs, foodies will be pleased to know the "dinner" will include recipes for an all-vegetarian menu composed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

The recipes and the song will be available online June 5-12.

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