Story: Jack Foley
A STAR-studded line-up is to record a cover version of Eric Clapton's
poignant Tears in Heaven to benefit the victims of the
Andrea Bocelli, Elton John, Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Josh
Groban, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne, Phil Collins, Pink, Robert Downey
Junior, Rod Stewart and Steven Tyler will all provide vocals to
music by Velvet Revolver.
The track is being recorded on Thursday, January 20 and Friday,
January 21 at Whitfield Studios in London with further recording
taking place next week in LA.
Tears in Heaven was originally
recorded by Eric Clapton in 1991 following the death of his son.
Announcing the line-up recently, Sharon Osbourne commented: "The
whole of my family were supposed to go to Thailand three days
after the disaster happened. This is why I personally feel so
connected to the tragedy. It just goes to prove how uncontrollable
nature is and the tragedy it can bring.
"My heart goes out to every person affected by this tragedy
and that is why I am putting together this in the hope of raising
more funds to help these people rebuild their lives... especially
Everyone has come together for this project and offered their
time and full commitment without question.
The track will be released on Sony/BMG. The date of release is
still to be confirmed.
All money raised from the single will go to Save the Children.