Inside "We Are the World": Untold Stories of the 1985 All-Star Sessions

Rolling Stone Music Now

29-01-2024 • 55 mins

With a new "We Are the World" documentary hitting Netflix, we look back at the one-of-a-kind all-star sessions, where Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and dozens of others joined forces. Host Brian Hiatt talks to Bao Nguyen, director of the new doc, The Greatest Night in Pop; Tom Bahler, who was the vocal arranger for "We Are the World"; and Sheila E, who talks about her experience as one of the singers that night — and how she felt that the song's makers were using her to try to get Prince to show up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit