Quincy Jones and Stars are Gathering to Re-Record We Are the World for Haiti
Stars won’t be stopping with their good deeds for Haiti.
Lead by Quincy Jones, stars will re-record charity song We Are the World to raise money to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Exactly twenty-five years after its original release, the song couldn’t be at the right timing now.
The 76-year-old music legend confirmed the news Monday, saying that musicians are gathering at a Los Angeles recording studio to redo the memorable hit song. While celebrating the launch of his new watch collection for Audemars Piguet at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Jones said, “It’s the 25th anniversary and it’s perfect timing. It’s not an accident, man. That’s God. It will be ‘We Are the World’ for Haiti.”
The original 1985 hit was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and co-produced by Jones. It was originally benefited African famine relief, featured Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Tina Turner, among others. And apparently, the song is still relevant with today’s condition, especially with the heartbreaking disaster happened to Haiti.
Jones would not say who will perform on the track “because we’ve got to make sure we’ve got who we got,” and added, “I want to get a final list before I put it out.” But according to several media outlets, famous names such as Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, Will Smith, Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Mya and teen sensation Justin Bieber reportedly had agreed to join the cause. While Crash writer-director, Paul Haggis, is reportedly will be the one behind director seat.
We can’t hardly wait for the new version! We are the world, we are the children…
[ via E! Online ]
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