Kelly Osbourne Enlists Matrix

By | October 30, 2003 at 12:00 AM

While Kelly Osbourne is still in the early stages of working on her second album, the singer has tapped the Midas touch of the Matrix production team (Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair) to record a new track, “No Apologies,” for the set.

“It’s basically about how I go through my life,” she says. “I make mistakes, I do what I do, and I don’t apologize for it because it’s part of growing up.”

Osbourne is also hoping to work with another hit maker, former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry, who helped Pink pen songs from her multi-platinum Missundaztood. “I think she’s great,” Osbourne says. She plans to set some time to work with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong on a cut, though the pair aren’t haven’t had the most productive sessions in the past. “Every time we sit down to start writing we end up giggling and fucking around at his house,” she says, “where nothing ever gets done.”

Osbourne plans to work on the record in Los Angeles for a few more weeks before heading to England to do promotion for “Changes,” her remake of Black Sabbath’s 1972 single, which she recast as a duet with her father Ozzy. The song was released last month on a CD of the same title, which was actually a re-release of her 2002 debut, Shut Up!, with five bonus tracks.