Lionel Richie proposes a new version of ‘We Are The World’ for Coronavirus fundraiser

music news 25/03/2020

Lionel Richie is considering releasing a new version of 'We Are the World' in a bid to raise money to fight coronavirus.

The iconic song that featured some of the biggest names in music, was released 35 years ago.

It raised $63 million to fight famine in Africa, but now 70-year-old Lionel believes the message could be used again.

Lionel said: "Two weeks ago, we said we didn't want to do too much [about the song] because this is not the time to sell an anniversary. But the message is so clear.”

"Every time I try and write another message, I write those same words."