Ozzy Osbourne has released a new Christmas charity single titled ‘This Christmas Time’ with Evamore.
The Prince of Darkness speaks during a nearly three-minute introduction to the song, which features musical accompaniment from Pink Floyd and former members of Duran Duran.
Evamore, a concept band created by The Evamore Project “to record unique and atmospheric songs using narrative, lyrics and musicianship to tell true stories”, have released their latest work for the Cancer Awareness Trust.
Cancer Awareness Trusts first posted “This Christmas Time” on their website ahead of the song’s release today (December 16). It has since been shared on the organisation’s cancer resource website and The Cancer Platform app, along with information on how to lend support.
‘This Christmas Time’, recorded at Abbey Road, stars Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Andy Taylor (ex-Duran Duran), Noddy Holder (Slade), Samantha Womack, Casi Wyn, Reebs, Nick Lloyd Webber, Polly Wiltshire, Matt Bond, Cancer Awareness Trust Ambassador Nina Lopes and its founder, Professor Sir Chris Evans.
Evans wrote the number inspired by the heroism and letters home of World War I British soldiers at Christmas.
Regarding his contribution to the song, Mason said, “It’s an honor and a pleasure to be asked to play on this record. What more could you ask for? My favorite recording studio, the opportunity to work with great artists on a great track. And for the noblest of reasons, Oh, and free food at the Abbey Road canteen!”
Taylor added: “The basic sense of community and diversity that runs through the musicians’ DNA comes together here in the most beautiful songs. Music has always brought me great joy, and sometimes it’s a privilege to work with a group of people like that. . . incredible. “
The Cancer Platform is a free-to-use global website and app for everyone affected by cancer, offering trusted information, services and products in one place. The full platform will be released in 2023.
Meanwhile, Ozzy has shared an update on his ongoing health issues, admitting that he still has trouble walking after his recent surgeries.
The former Black Sabbath frontman underwent an operation earlier this year that his wife Sharon says will “determine the rest of his life.” Although the operation went well, Ozzy has now revealed in an interview with SiriusXM that he is still struggling.
“It’s so fucking hard because, I mean, I want to be out there. I want to be doing it. The fucking surgery this guy did. Fuck, you have no idea.”