January 19, 2005 11:51

THE OSBOURNES ANNOUNCE STAR-STUDDED CHARITY SINGLE

A host of artists to re-record ’Tears in Heaven’ for tsunami victims…

THE OSBOURNES ANNOUNCE STAR-STUDDED CHARITY SINGLE
Ozzy Osbourne and SHARON OSBOURNE have announced their plans to record a star-studded cover of ERIC CLAPTON’s ’TEARS IN HEAVEN’ to benefit the victims of the Asian tsunami.


Elton John, Gwen Stefani, Ozzy Osbourne, Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams , [/a] and [a] are amongst the artists lined up to sing on the track.


Sales of the song will go to benefit the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Tsunami Earthquake Appeal.


Produced by Sharon and ’Pop Idol’ judge Simon Cowell, the recording will kick off on Thursday (January 20) at London’s Whitfield Street Studios with John, Velvet Revolver and opera star Andrea Bocelli laying down their vocals.


According to MTV News, Stefani, Williams, the Osbournes, [/a] and Josh Groban will record their parts a week later in Los Angeles.


Tyler is set to put his parts down in Boston, while [a]Ozzy Osbourne will record in New York.


’Tears In Heaven’ was originally recorded by Clapton following the tragic death of his four-year-old son Conor in 1991.


Further details of when the new version will be released are yet to be confirmed.

The Disaster Emergency Committee have already received $19,000 in donations from The Osbournes and the family have recorded a public service announcement asking others to help.

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