Rock musicians perform historic song to benefit St. Jude's Hospital

Dave Wagner and Rockers for St. Jude
Dave Wagner and Rockers for St. Jude

LOS ANGELES — In one of the most memorable collaborations since “We are the World,” the Rockers For St. Jude, a gathering of celebrated musicians from the history of rock ‘n’ roll, joined talents during The Rock ‘n’ Roll Autograph Show in Los Angeles to record “If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World).” Available now on digital download sites, 50 cents from each download of the song will benefit the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in finding cures for pediatric catastrophic diseases.

The Rockers for St. Jude challenge rock ‘n’ roll fans around the world to spread “rock ‘n’ hope” by downloading and sharing the song this holiday season.

The benefit song is written and produced by legendary lead guitarist and songwriter Dick Wagner (“The Maestro of Rock,” Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, KISS). Wagner said, “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.”

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 Trini Lopez on lead vocals.

The Rockers for St. Jude combined have sold hundreds of millions of records globally across the span of their careers.

“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,” Producer Dick Wagner says. “The children are the purpose of this song. By downloading this song, we can all make a difference – one download at a time.”

“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.

For more information and to download the song, visit iamacreativ.com/rockersforstjude

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View the YouTube video: youtube.com/watch?v=zHIgQkmXaWg