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Rick Springfield releases new single titled “Wall Will Fall” to benefit FeedingAmerica.org also he tells Gentry if he ever had sex with Jessie’s Girl?
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A couple friends were looking to pass some quarantine time, the New Orleans native Vance DeGeneres, a guitarist for ‘80s New Wave band The Cold who moved on to a successful career as a comedy writer and producer in Los Angeles, and his buddy Rick Springfield decided to co-write a song.
The initial idea was to goof on the process, as documented in an online series of short, humorous clips dubbed “The Ultimate Mini-series: The 60-Second Guide to Songwriting With a Partner.”
But low and behold, the song they came up with, “The Wall Will Fall,” turned out to be better than they expected. They ended up working with a litany of famous friends, including Paul Stanley of Kiss, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Fred Schneider of the B-52s, and DeGeneres’ sister, Ellen. Many more familiar faces make cameos in the song’s video.
“The Wall Will Fall” was released on May 8 via digital download on Apple iTunes and Amazon Music, and via free streaming on Spotify and Pandora. Proceeds benefit Feeding America, the hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of food banks.
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