The Press Release:
A&E Network’s Emmy Award winning “Biography” banner will premiere a new documentary special celebrating one of rock’s biggest stars. Featuring exclusive interviews and archival footage, “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” delves into the many lives and incredible career of the man who has personified rock and roll rebellion for decades. “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” will premiere on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) at 9:00 PM (ET/PT). Watch a preview below.
“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” traces OZZY’s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting the iconic Black Sabbath and a successful solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman and a loveable 21st century television dad. The two-hour documentary explores how OZZY has continually reinvented himself and his career to propel himself toward greater success. As the Grammy-winning artist turns 70, he reflects on the intimate details of his successes, failures, and his unique ability for survival and perseverance-including never-before-seen interviews about his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. The documentary, a selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, also features interviews with Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne as well as friends and fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, Post Malone and more.
The documentary follows a busy 2020 for OSBOURNE. His critically acclaimed ORDINARY MAN album–released in February–marked OSBOURNE’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. It was the #1 rock album in the world, topping multiple charts in its triumphant first week of release. Worldwide, ORDINARY MANentered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries making it the highest charting album of OZZY’s career. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
“Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” is produced by Osbourne Media and Critical Content for A&E Network. The documentary is produced and directed by R. Greg Johnston. Executive producers for Osbourne Media are Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Peter Glowski. Executive Producer for Critical Content is Jenny Daly. LB Horschler is a co-executive producer. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne.”
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I haven’t watched an episode of “Biography” in many years but recall recording episodes with Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth a long time ago. This was done on VHS tapes by the way and this might be considered legendary technology to the generation that we have reading us today for the most part. I wonder if I still have those in a box somewhere but I digress. Since it seems like we will still be ensconced in the mires of this pandemmic and the overall seclusion from most public gatherings I will for sure be adding this to my DVR Queue. I’m also running out of things to watch so this will be a welcome thing. What do you readers think about this announcement? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.