No more Christmas songs for Wizzard

Roy Wood insists it would be "pointless" to write another Christmas song following the success of Wizzard's 1973 singer 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday'

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Wizzard won't make another Christmas song.

Frontman Roy Wood thinks it would be "pointless" to try and better his old band's 1973 hit 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' because it's always on the radio during the festive period and that's all people will want to hear.

Asked if he'll make another Christmas tune, he told BANG Showbiz: "It's a bit pointless. Years ago people were saying, 'It is about time you had another Christmas song.' This was a long time ago. I recorded a New Year one and of course the only thing they were playing on the radio was 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday'. So it's pointless."

Instead of writing festive tracks, the 69-year-old glam rocker has been working on a new solo album of American cover songs.

He revealed: "Up until now I've always recorded my own material. But I have been having a trawl through some stuff that suits my voice. I'm going to do an album and most of them are American songs. I've designed the artwork and it's going to be that.

Asked when it will be out he added: "Watch this space."

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