Ozzy Osbourne’s son Jack followed his father and his Black Sabbath bandmates to document their big return on camera.
The group reunited for a handful of shows last year and announced plans to release a 2013 album of new material, and they have been busy in the studio in recent months.
They released a new YouTube video of their studio sessions this week, and Britain’s The Sun newspaper reports reality TV star-turned-filmmaker Jack Osbourne is the brains behind the clip.
Speaking about the new material in the video, Ozzy says, “This new Black Sabbath album is quite possibly the most important album of my career.
“I want it to sound current but still have that Sabbath vibe. I make an album that I like and then if someone else likes it – great.”
Jack Osbourne has previously recorded his father for 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.
The original members of Black Sabbath have confirmed they’re heading back into the studio to record an album of new material with top producer Rick Rubin.
Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reunited for a press conference at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles on Friday morning (11Nov11) – the 41st anniversary of their first concert at the fabled venue – to announce big plans for 2012.
As well as recording their first studio album together since 1978, the group will tour the world and headline Britain’s Download Festival in June (12).
Earlier this month (Nov11), guitarist Iommi revealed the band had secretly regrouped and rehearsed at Osbourne’s home in California.
He told Billboard.com, “It was for a bit of fun, and to see if we could all play. It was good, but it was just purely, ‘Let’s have a go and see what happens.'” The four original members of the group reunited on and off between 1997 and 2006 for live events, but a feud over the band’s name drove a wedge between Iommi and Osbourne and led to a brief legal battle which has since been dropped.
Reformed rock wildman Ozzy Osbourne still faces interrogation by security officers at border crossings because of his drug-fuelled past.
The former Black Sabbath frontman famously spent 40 years of his career on drink and drugs, but now he’s warning fans their teenage follies can come back to haunt them.
In his column for The Sunday Times Magazine, Osbourne writes, “The trouble is… doing a stupid thing will always have a stupid result… because I got caught smoking a reefer a long time ago, I still have problems getting into and out of some countries to this day.
“A lot of us do bad things when we’re young, but those of us who learnt (sic) the hard way need to teach our kids to think of the consequences…”
This August, audiences across the country will get an unrivalled look into the mind of legendary rock icon Ozzy Osbourne in God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, an exclusive in-theater Fathom event that will be broadcast to more than 400 movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, August 24 and Monday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Shot over the course of three years, audiences will experience the life story of Ozzy, as seen through the eyes of his youngest child, producer/filmmaker, Jack Osbourne, who worked alongside directors Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli.
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, in his dressing rooms pre-show, to his nights in a series of hotel rooms. Throughout God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, audiences are given an inside look into the life of a rock star, from the good times to the bad.
Rock wildman Ozzy Osbourne once had a nasty shock on a trip to the U.S. – a passenger sitting next to him on the plane died after suffering a seve re allergic reaction to his in-flight peanuts.
The former Black Sabbath frontman was travelling to the States when a fellow flier began struggling for breath as he munched on his snack.
The rocker was stunned when he realised the man had died – and he was faced with explaining the tragedy to shocked flight attendants.
In his column for Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine, Osbourne writes, “I was on a plane once to America and the bloke next to me began making funny noises while eating his nuts. Next thing, I was sitting next to a corpse.
“The worst thing was having to press the buzzer to call for a flight at tendant, then explain why a bloke who’d been alive a few minutes earlier was suddenly face-down on his tray table. In the end they put a blanket over him and moved me to a seat in first class with champagne.”