Jon Bon Jovi is able to rock out with Prince Harry!
The musician, 57, opened up about his upcoming musical collaboration with Harry, 35, throughout an look on The Chris Evans Breakfast Present with Sky on Wednesday, sharing his pleasure in sharing a studio with Harry as he re-records his 2019 single “Unbroken” for this yr’s Invictus Video games.
Whereas Bon Jovi initially wrote the monitor for the American documentary To Be of Service, which follows veterans dwelling with PTSD and the service animals that assist them, he had additionally despatched the track and its lyrics to Harry as “a terrific present” to his Invictus Video games, a Paralympics-style competitors for service members.
“He stated sure and caught now to it, so we’re doing it,” he stated of the challenge.
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The 2 are scheduled to get collectively on Friday on the iconic Abbey Street Studios, the place Harry will sit in on a recording session. The assembly will probably be one of many final engagements Harry will attend as a “senior member” of the royal household after his bombshell determination to step again from public duties in January.
“I’m gonna hand him a tambourine and see what he’s received going,” Bon Jovi joked about their forthcoming appointment.
The Grammy winner continued, addressing Harry’s new standing transferring following his royal exit, “I’ve been asking, ‘What do I do? How do I tackle him?’ After which I spotted I’m gonna name him ‘The Artist Previously Often known as Prince.’”
Bon Jovi’s challenge for Harry was first introduced on Instagram as an imagined textual content dialog between the 2 as they chatted about working collectively for the Invictus Video games. Within the publish, Bon Jovi teased he’ll be bringing “some again up” to their recording session.
Coming quickly… #WeAreInvictus • *Disclaimer – this isn’t an actual textual content dialog*
A publish shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Feb 20, 2020 at 8:10am PST
When requested about his supporting act on Wednesday, Bon Jovi defined that he had invited the Invictus Video games’ choir to sing on the brand new monitor.
“My thought and letter to him on the time was, ‘I’d wish to provide the single. I might love to provide one thing again to the folks you care … however I need them to be the singers,’” he stated. “It’s the ‘We Are the World’ for this track. I’ve received 12 veterans. They’ll sing the refrain to the present monitor, which I did, after which it’ll be on the brand new report.”
He added, “We’ll launch it as a single right here in time for his or her video games and hopefully increase them some cash.”
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The following Invictus Video games are going down this Might in The Hague, The Netherlands. The occasion holds particular significance for Harry and spouse Meghan Markle: in 2017, the Toronto Invictus Video games was the place the couple made their first public look collectively. It was additionally a focus of their fall 2018 tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, the place they attended the Video games in Sydney.
Beginning April 1, Harry and Meghan, 38, will not maintain an workplace at Buckingham Palace and can as a substitute be represented by their U.Okay. charity basis staff.
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“The Duke and Duchess will probably be spending their time in each the UK and North America,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stated. “Along with persevering with to work intently with their current patronages as they construct a plan for engagements within the U.Okay. and the Commonwealth all year long, The Duke and Duchess have additionally been enterprise conferences as a part of their ongoing work to determine a brand new non-profit group. The small print of this new group will probably be shared later within the yr.
“Basically, the themes of their trigger associated work will stay unchanged, which incorporates the Commonwealth, neighborhood, youth empowerment and psychological well being, collectively.”