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It`s about as Beatles-esque as it can get:
Metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has covered a John Lennon track as part of an Amnesty International project.
The Beatles left their mark in some unusual places. Typically hailed as an influence by retro rockers such as Oasis, the Fab Four have also been saluted by heavy rock icons such as Lemmy.
Now metal star Ozzy Osbourne is due to cover John Lennon on what would have been the singer's 70th birthday. The one time Black Sabbath frontman has decided to tackle 'How?' as part of an Amnesty International project.
A campaign set up to honour John Lennon, the charity released a compilation in 2007 featuring a raft of stars covering the late Beatle. 'Instant Karma' featured contributions from U2, Green Day and more with Ozzy Osbourne the latest to take part.
Receiving permission from Yoko Ono, the metal icon has recorded a melancholy version of 'How?'. Set to be released later this year, the singer has filmed an accompanying video which sees Osbourne pay tribute to the singer.
Filmed in New York, Ozzy Osbourne is seen dressed in black, walking through the streets to Central Park. The singer is seen stopping by the Lennon memorial, placing flowers at the word 'Imagine'.
Speaking to the BBC, the one time Black Sabbath singer revealed a lingering respect for the achievements of John Lennon. Naming the songwriter a "driving force for humanity" Osbourne went on to recall the moment he heard Lennon had been shot.
"The world stopped for me," he explained. "I can't even describe how I felt. But the amount of joy and hope that he gave people was just remarkable."
John Lennon would be celebrating his 70th birthday this Saturday (October 9th). The singer's life will be remembered in ceremonies around the world, with his wife Yoko Ono set to lead the tributes in Iceland
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