They join charity slags for state broadcasting monopoly-sponsored attempt to sieze millennium number one slot...

Ozzy Osbourne, Kid Rock and Fun Lovin’ Criminals are the latest additions to the BBC millennium record ‘It’s Only Rock And Roll’, originally a hit in 1973 for the Rolling Stones.

Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder and James Brown have also taken part in the charity project. Based on the idea behind the BBC version of Lou Reed‘s ‘Perfect Day’, each artist or band will sing a line each.

It is thought that up to 20 acts will contribute to the song which has been recorded in studios from London to Los Angeles.

The BBC is aiming to make the Arthur Baker-produced single the first Number One of the new millennium. All the proceeds will be given to the Children’s Promise charity.

Click here to read NME‘s predictable knee-jerk reaction.

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