Historic Song Recorded by Over Fifty Classic Rock n Roll Artists: Download to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Jennifer Batten, along with some of our favorite iconic rock and roll legends, joined together while at The Rock n Roll Autograph Show in Los Angeles, CA back in September to record their recently released “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” to benefit the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in finding cures for pediatric catastrophic diseases. Fifty cents from each download of the song with go directly to St. Jude.
According to the press release, the benefit song was written and produced by legendary lead guitarist and songwriter, Dick Wagner (“The Maestro of Rock,” Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, KISS). Wagner state in the press release,“There is more love in the human heart than can ever be given away. This song is about giving a small part of that endless supply in your heart.” Wagner goes on to say, “When I wrote this song to benefit St. Jude children, I thought about what a song can mean in the context of our inner lives, the part that is willing to give, to help others in a time of need. “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” embraces the notion that we can do something positive to help change lives. The children are the purpose of this song. By downloading this song, we can all make a difference – one download at a time.”
The Rockers for St. Jude challenge rock and roll fans around the world to spread “rock ‘n’ hope” by downloading and sharing the song this holiday season. “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” is available for download worldwide. Buy it on iTunes, Amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and on digital download sites around the world, so help and do you part in changing the helping the lives of the children. It’s the perfect holiday gift from the heart!
Among the more than 50 Rockers performing are Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad) on lead vocals; Chicago founder Danny Seraphine on drums; bass superstar Lee Sklar (James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Dolly Parton, Jackson Brown); Fred Mandel on piano (Alice Cooper, Queen, Supertramp, Elton John); guitarists Elliot Easton (The Cars) and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson); and legendary Trini Lopez (Lemon Tree) on lead vocals, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Merilee Rush (Angel of the Morning), Jean Beauvoir (The Plasmatics), Laurie Beebe Lewis (The New Mamas and the Papas), Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas), The Angels (My Boyfriend’s Back), Dick and Dee Dee (Mountain High), Chris Sanders (Knight Fury), Fred Mandel (Elton John), Ray Colcord (Lou Reed), Nadir D’Priest (London), David Shankle (Manowar), Neil Turbin (Deathriders), Chris Holmes (Wasp), Billy Hinsche (Beach Boys), Black Oak Arkansas, Raymond Calhoun (Gap Band), Micki Free (Shalamar), the Artimus Pyle Band, Tim Bogert (Beck, Bogert and Appice), Prescott Niles (The Knack), Richie Onori (The Sweet), Donna Loren (Beach Blanket Bingo), John Claude Gummoe (Rhythm of the Rain), Michael Angelo Batio (#1 Guitar World Magazine Best Shredder), Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels), Tony Valentino (The Standells), Ross the Boss Friedman (Manowar), Chris Holmes (WASP), and more. Acoustic guitar solos performed by producer Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, KISS, Peter Gabriel). Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood CA donated the recording studio time, and engineer Warren Huart (Aerosmith) has donated his engineering and mixing talents. The music video and documentary was filmed and directed by an award-winning team, led by cinematographer/DP Enzo Giobbe, joined by Jeremy Lanni of Noble Savage Productions and film editor, Karl Rausch (Louder than Love.)
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Photo Credit Rockers for St. Jude, Captions Below
The Rockers for St. Jude record “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World)” at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood CA. Photo Michael Easley
Producer/Songwriter Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, KISS). Photo Sue Wood
Dick Wagner conducts the Children of Rock Choir™ Photo Michael Easley
Dick Wagner, Elliot Easton. Photo Randall Michelson
Source: Press Release