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news item Nouvelles Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:46 AM - Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:46 AM

Un groupe de rock légendaire fait don d'une chanson au succès international aux Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants

FOREIGNER has recorded a special version of its classic song “I Want To Know What Love Is”

FOREIGNER, the classic British-American rock band, has announced that it will be donating its hit song I Want To Know What Love Is to Shriners Hospitals for Children. FOREIGNER recently recorded the song with Kelly Hansen as lead vocalist, and they will be creating a new music video featuring Shriners Hospitals for Children patients. The new release will be available for download on Google Play and iTunes on January 1.

FOREIGNER is donating all sales proceeds to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Donate now or download FOREIGNER music.

The Mick Jones composition I Want To Know What Love Is hit the top of the charts all over the world when it was released in 1984, and is FOREIGNER’s biggest hit to date. It remains one of the band's best-known songs and is listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's greatest songs of all time.

“There is a spiritual undertone to I Want To Know What Love Is, and when you apply the lyrics to a cause like Shriners Hospitals for Children, it brings a whole new meaning to the song,” said FOREIGNER lead guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones.

"It's hard to put a dollar amount on the value of this gift, but this is truly a monumental donation in our mind," said John McCabe, executive vice president of Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Participating in the music video will be an invaluable experience for our patients. The fact that sales proceeds from the download of this song will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children is a wonderful bonus."

"FOREIGNER has been involved with Shriners Hospitals for 10 years, and we've been looking for a way to make a more meaningful impact," said lead singer Kelly Hansen. "The lyrics of this song really speak to the qualities we've observed in the children here at Shriners Hospitals. The kids show this amazing resilience and happiness that really makes one think how powerful love is."

À propos des Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants

Depuis 1922, les Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants prodiguent des soins pédiatriques spécialisés aux enfants souffrant de problèmes orthopédiques, de brûlures, de traumatismes de la moelle épinière et de fissures labiales et palatines. Les hôpitaux Shriners ont traité plus de 1,3 millions d'enfants provenant de plus de 180 pays au cours des 95 dernières années.

Shriners Hospitals for Children has locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, and is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Tous les soins sont prodigués sans égard à la situation financière des familles.

Les Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants est un organisme sans but lucratif 501(c)(3) et dépend de la générosité des donateurs. Tous les dons sont déductibles d'impôt dans la mesure permise par la loi.


Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, and the worldwide No. 1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. FOREIGNER also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time listing. The band is consistently in the Top 20 on classic rock radio. As a result of the depth of the catalogue, the band gets more airplay at the format than Eric Clapton, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, U2, Bad Company and many of their peers. 


Mick, Kelly and patient ambassador Alec, all smiling