Ozzy Osbourne has teamed up with the Midland Metro to celebrate BBC Music Day.
There was a special surprise for passengers travelling on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton tram today (Thursday 15 June) as, for one day only, Music Day Ambassador Ozzy Osbourne will be providing the passenger announcements on the transport network of his home town, in his own inimitable style.
Rebecca Sandiford, the Producer of BBC Music Day, said: “BBC Music Day aims to unite generations and communities through their love of music, so we thought we'd give commuters a reason to smile as they make their daily journeys."
Aston-born Ozzy Osbourne said: “When I was young music was all that mattered to me. As a teenager I was caught in the magical spell of The Beatles and that was all it took. I was gone. Music is still magic to me. It runs through my head all day long and I would never ever want that to stop.
“Being named one of 2017’s Music Day Ambassadors was an unexpected and wonderful honour. Music has given me such an incredible life so a special day that celebrates this, like BBC Music Day, is better than Christmas to me.”
Colin Saward, general manager of National Express Midland Metro, said: “Ozzy already has a Midland Metro tram named after him, and he launched the Birmingham city centre extension last year, so it’s great to have the Prince of Darkness back as the voice of our trams on BBC Music Day.”
Cllr Richard Worrall, chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority transport delivery committee, said: “I am delighted Ozzy agreed to continue his association with the Midland Metro and I am sure passengers will enjoy hearing his voice on their journey.
"The Metro has seen nearly eight million users in the last 12 months and passenger satisfaction levels are amongst the highest in the country, so Ozzy’s star quality is certainly in good company.”
For more information on BBC Music Day, please see https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6fmbp