Cee Lo singing 'Thank You' to firefighters

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Posted: Mar 31, 2011 8:38 AM
Cee Lo singing 'Thank You' to firefighters

Cee Lo Green isn't forgetting volunteer firefighters.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will record "Thank You," another rewrite of his hit song known in its PG-rated version as "Forget You." Procter & Gamble Co.'s Duracell brand is counting on Cee Lo's help to power up a campaign to donate batteries to volunteer fire departments.

P&G hopes to give 20 million batteries, worth $8 million retail.

Cee Lo has a personal interest. His family credits volunteer firefighters with pulling his mother from a serious car wreck.

While his songs, including the original version of "Forget You," have featured expletives, Duracell's marketing director says there should be nothing controversial about Green helping an important cause.