In 2011Jack Osbourne produced a documentary about his father Ozzy Osbourne that was intended to be titled ‘Wreckage of My Past: The Ozzy Osbourne Story’ but on its release it was changed to ‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’. A new documentary ‘The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne’ (Jack Osbourne – executive producer) will be released later this year. Jack has hailed his dad’s work ethic and described the Black Sabbath legendary frontman as being in the class that includes Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.
Jack spoke of what he sees the outcome of the new documentary:
“One thing that my dad has always imparted on me is a good work ethic. He’s worked since he was a teenager, nonstop, and his whole thing is you show up when you’ve gotta show up. My dad is the most prompt man alive. If you say, ‘Be here at three o’clock,’ he’s there at 2:55. He likes to fulfil his obligations, and that’s something that has always been very inspiring to me. A lot of musicians and a lot of that kind of rock ‘n’ roll vibe is to slack off and turn up when you wanna turn up. That’s not my dad. He’s got great work ethic, and that’s something that is very inspiring to me.”
He continued to say that Ozzy is “very unique” entertainer of the 52 years he’s been a frontman/entertainer. Jack said “It’s a very small class of people, When you look at his peers, which he wouldn’t consider his peers ‘cause he just doesn’t think that way, he really is among the Paul McCartneys and Mick Jaggers of the world.”
Jack was asked about what the documentary will do for the public perception of Ozzy, he said “I would like people to see that my dad isn’t just a one-dimensional figure, if they ever thought that he was. There are many aspects to him, and this is a good look at that. Because of the persona that people have seen my father as, it’s always, ‘What’s wrong with him?’ But I think this documentary rephrases it as, ‘What happened to him?’ My dad has had a very fortunate life, but it’s been filled with a lot of turmoil, some of it self-inflicted and some completely out of his hands. This is an interesting look at that.”
See the trailer below