Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones Re-record "We Are the World"

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There's another reason to watch the Olympics opening ceremony on February 12th, besides the figure skating and bob sledding. The newly recorded "We Are the World" remake will debut during the events. Lionel Richie (who wrote the charity anthem 25 years ago with Michael Jackson) and Quincy Jones (who produced the extravaganza) announced last week their plans for the recording session.

And if you've always wanted to belt out a tune alongside Jennifer Hudson and Celine Dion, Mr. Jones has arranged for that as well. Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Paul Haggis was on hand yesterday to shoot the whole event — in 3-D, no less. And a few people, donned in green from head to toe, were strategically placed in among the performers, so that some day soon, you will be able to insert yourself into the group.

So warm up your pipes, dust off your 3-D specs, and brush up on the lyrics.

Read more about the recording session here.

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