Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

"We Are the World" sequel set to Aid Haiti
Showbiz 411 ^ | 1/21/10 | Roger Freidman

Posted on 01/21/2010 12:36:31 PM PST by pissant

EXCLUSIVE: This column has learned that Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of “We Are the World.”

The timing couldn’t be better, sadly enough.

The duo is summoning lots and lots of talent from Grammy weekend to stay an extra night — Monday Feb. 1 — and come to the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. There, they will celebrate a quarter century since Ken Kragen, Richie and Michael Jackson organized the original “We Are the World” with Quincy.

This time the artists invited include Usher, Natalie Cole, and John Legend. But you can bet that more names will be added shortly and that all the Grammy nominees and participants will be asked to come as well. Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich will produce the event, which will then be turned into a video and single just like it was in 1985. Don’t be surprised if Wyclef Jean joins in, along with Sting, Fergie, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and other distinctive voices.

(Excerpt) Read more at showbiz411.blogs.thr.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: garbage; horrificmusic; noise
As if one wasn't one too many
1 posted on 01/21/2010 12:36:32 PM PST by pissant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: pissant

who really cares about those washed up singers.... who?


2 posted on 01/21/2010 12:37:40 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Bob Geldoff’s a pretty good bloke, isn’t he?


3 posted on 01/21/2010 12:38:57 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (denial springs eternal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

are they going to drag out Jacko’s corpse?


4 posted on 01/21/2010 12:39:06 PM PST by NMEwithin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant
I remember a parody done on one of our local radiostations....."We are the Worms"

What's happening in Haiti is not funny, but that parody was hilarious.

5 posted on 01/21/2010 12:40:09 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NMEwithin

He was a corpse last time too, wasn’t he?


6 posted on 01/21/2010 12:40:40 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: NMEwithin

VOODOO ZOMBIE JACKSON!


7 posted on 01/21/2010 12:42:16 PM PST by The Toll
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Sure, because Africa never had any problems again after that.


8 posted on 01/21/2010 12:42:49 PM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand
Bob Geldoff’s a pretty good bloke, isn’t he?

I remember Geldoff blasted "We are the World" and the fact that they ordered expensive catering during their recording sessions, and other things like that.

9 posted on 01/21/2010 12:43:01 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: pissant
"Send them your heart,
So they'll know that someone cares,
And their lives will be stronger and free,
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread,
So we all must lend a helping hand."

I'm not going to look for the citation but as I recall the point was that God did not turn stone to bread.


10 posted on 01/21/2010 12:46:34 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Plus he commented favorably on some famous chick’s legs and took heat from the global state run media for it.


11 posted on 01/21/2010 12:48:20 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (denial springs eternal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: pissant

this drama makes them feel better and less guilty for all they’ve got.

I’d just be happy to see how much they donated.

Then I’ll listen.


12 posted on 01/21/2010 12:50:14 PM PST by hoe_cake (a state of limerent consciousness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

I applaud their intentions, but can’t they come up with a new and better song? I got so sick of that song after hearing it so many times, and I can’t be the only one.


13 posted on 01/21/2010 12:53:43 PM PST by Texan Tory
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gibtx2

I won’t give a penny to those sluts and prostitutes of money- especially after jlo called Governor Palin a b*tch/*sshole.


14 posted on 01/21/2010 12:54:10 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Freddd


We are the world, we are the children ...

Ummm, Axl, I think you're on the wrong set ...
15 posted on 01/21/2010 1:00:52 PM PST by Scythian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Yea, it sucked the first time, this time it will be even worse due to voters in the US. People are getting pissed and are seeing through all these libs.


16 posted on 01/21/2010 1:05:37 PM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

This is about as original as Elton John reworking one of his own songs for Diana’s funeral.


17 posted on 01/21/2010 1:06:01 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Be strip-searched by scanners. Buy ObamaCare or go to jail. What's not Totalitarian about THAT!?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

why’d he write the 1st We Are The World for again?


18 posted on 01/21/2010 1:06:11 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ronniesgal

$$$


19 posted on 01/21/2010 1:06:31 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

And it will be just as God-awful


20 posted on 01/21/2010 1:07:09 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: pissant

Oh, joy.


21 posted on 01/21/2010 1:07:14 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Freddd

when/what did JLo say about Sarah?


22 posted on 01/21/2010 1:07:24 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: pissant

LOL!!! I know they wanted $$$ but what was the “cause” that time. I forgot.


23 posted on 01/21/2010 1:20:11 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson