Ozzy Osbourne and Alan Jackson‘s music has helped rescue workers find a severely autistic eight year old who went missing in the San Bernardino National Forest in California.
Joshua Robb was found alive and well on Tuesday (Sept. 13) after spending the night alone in the wilderness – and his estranged father claims his favourite two songs helped coax his son out of the woods.
Ozzy’s No More Tears and Jackson’s Good Times were blasted out of speakers driven through the forest on the back of a truck after autism experts told rescuers the tracks would help relax the frightened boy and convince him to walk towards the music after he went missing early on Monday (Sept. 12).
Ozzy’s manager wife Sharon Osbourne was thrilled to hear the news and couldn’t wait to tell her husband.
Speaking backstage at the America’s Got Talent finals, which she was judging, she said, “My goodness me. I have to go now and tell Ozzy… He’ll probably start crying.”
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…”
Reality TV star-turned-filmmaker Jack Osbourne has refused to remove scenes of nudity from a new movie about his rocker dad.
The young director admits his dad, Ozzy Osbourne, was stunned when he saw a first cut of God Bless Ozzy Osbourne and realised he was nude – and insisted his son cut the footage from the movie before it hit cinemas.
Jack says, “I’m like, ‘Too late!’ There is nudity in it.” Young Osbourne is proud of his film, which he insists depicts his dad as an “astute” star, but he’s still not sure what the rocker thinks of the film.
He tells Access Hollywood Live, “The only thing he said was, ‘I’m not that bad am I?’ It’s pretty harsh at times.” The film will hit select U.S. cinemas on 24 and 29 August (11) before coming out on DVD in November (11).
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.