The best of the music biz and movie stars gathered 2 nights ago out in Hollywood to re-record the 1985 charity anthem "We Are The World" for a 25th anniversary celebration that is timely in both its meaning and purpose.
The accompanying video filmed that night stars many veterans and a new generation of participants including Natalie Cole, Jordin Sparks, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Lil' Wayne, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Hudson, Vince Vaughn, Rob Thomas and Janet Jackson (singing her brother Michael's original part.) Behind the scenes are Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie and the video will premiere in 3D during the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Friday Feb. 12 on NBC.
According to Billboard.com: "Proceeds from the contemporary recording and the accompanying video will go directly to Haitian relief efforts through the We Are The World Foundation, a newly created not-for-profit organization comprised of board members Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Wyclef Jean, Paul Haggis, AEG Live president/CEO Randy Phillips and Ambassador Louis Moreno of the Inter-American Development Bank."
Soundtrack For Today: www.redcross.org