He is the king of darkness, but whenever we hear music news about Ozzy Osbourne, our faces gleam with happiness. His latest release is not a new album, but a film, “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”. The documentary was shot over the course of three years and will allow audiences to experience the life story of Ozzy, as seen through the eyes of his youngest child, producer and filmmaker, Jack Osbourne, who worked alongside directors Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli. This August, an exclusive in-theater Fathom event will broadcast “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” to more than 400 movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, August 24th and Monday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m.
During the documentary, Ozzy will recount his troubled youth, his early career with Black Sabbath and the impact of fame and addictions on his first marriage. Viewers will also witness the second chapter of his life as a family man with Sharon, during which his addictions grew to a frightening level, as well as hear Ozzy and his children explain his attempts at staying clean, ultimately resulting in more than five years of sobriety. Music fans will also see live performances from around the world, including rare behind the scenes clips of Ozzy on and off stage.
We read his biography, I Am Ozzy, around this time last year. Reading the life of Ozzy was stimulating enough, so we can only imagine how captivating this film will be.
by Lonnie Nemiroff