Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne unveil their reboot of The Osbournes TV show to Kerrang!, as we prepare to go back to the madhouse.
Sharon has revealed that her husband, rocker Ozzy Osbourne, has given the go-ahead to film new episodes of the reality series, because he was so drunk for the show’s initial run that he can’t remember any of it. Speaking on ‘Loose Women’ on Friday afternoon, the former ‘X Factor’ judge said: “Ozzy has decided that he wants to do another few episodes, not a whole season, about eight episodes, of ‘The Osbournes’.
“He said that for the whole three years that we did it he was drunk the whole time. But he would like to do one where he’s completely sober, as he is now.”
‘The Osbournes’ was initially intended as a light-hearted look behind the scenes at one of the biggest families in rock music, but ended up touching on some serious subjects, such as Kelly Osbourne’s troubles with addiction, and Sharon’s battle with colon cancer.
She added: “It’s been 13 years and our lives have changed so much that it’s a kind of catch-up, like, ‘What are they doing now?’”
Since the show’s first run, when Kelly and Jack Osbourne were still teenagers, Jack has had his own struggles with substance abuse, but is now sober.
After fronting his own reality series, ‘Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie’, he defied the odds by finishing in third place on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ last year, having been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Kelly, meanwhile, enjoyed a brief stint as a popstar, but is now best known for her work on ‘Fashion Police’, where she dishes out her opinion on the week’s best and worst dressed.
In an interview with Joan Rivers last year, Kelly admitted that she had mixed feelings towards her time on ‘The Osbournes’, saying: “The first season I couldn’t believe that I was going to be on MTV… second season, I couldn’t believe that I was famous… and third season, I wanted to kill myself. I hated it.”
Ozzy and Sharon have a third child together, Aimee, who opted not to appear in the show, and has been critical of her family’s behaviour in the series since it first aired.
Ozzy Osbourne shown support to his wife as a late-night TV host. The rocker was among the guests slated for CBS’ “Late Late Show” Monday, which featured Sharon Osbourne and her colleagues from “The Talk” taking the leap from daytime to “after dark” to serve as interim hosts of Craig Ferguson’s one-time show. Ozzy chatted with Sharon and the other ladies, and also performed on the show. But he was not the night’s only guest, or the show’s only musical offering. Comedian Retta was also a scheduled to appear on Monday, while Linda Perry served as the house band for the entire week.
I just recieved this iron on patch Ozzy Osbourne cross yesterday from guy from Manchester in the UK who seems to get rid off his entire collection. Once a must have in the 80s as a metal fan on a Jean custom jacket.. it seems to have died out with the end of Hair metal. These are becoming very collectable.
Check out the patch section of the website here. If you have any pls get to your scanner and up it at the upload page.
I almost missed that one. I expected another Osbournes xmas special in one of the people magazines; Instead we have xmas wishes from Mrs O. in last week issue of Kerrang. and again we all know Ozzy hates Christmas. There is also a small feature Ozzy and.. Christmas… He still hates Christmas.
The all-star Camp Freddy band, who’ve now changed their name to the Royal Machines, continued a tradition of guest-packed holiday shows this weekend as they welcomed Ozzy to the stage. Watch video of their take on Black Sabbath‘s ‘War Pigs’ and Ozzy’s solo anthem ‘Crazy Train’ (below).
Led by Billy Morrison (of Billy Idol / Cult fame), the Royal Machines also include Chris Chaney and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Adrian Young of No Doubt and actor Donovan Leitch. They gathered at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 19-20); Ozzy took the stage on Friday.
“This is the first Royal Machines’ residency, following in the footsteps of the previous seven Camp Freddy residencies,” Morrison told the Sunset Strip. “And so picking one show out is almost impossible now. There are so many moments from so many years that stand out.”
Here is one of my favourite pictures from the Diary of a Madman tour.
photo by Greg Maston.
In the letter Box today: F***ing Mad!!!! a book published in 2004, in Germany only. It is based on the book in english: Diary of a Madman by Carol Clerk. Both great books, with great pictures. It is all about the meaning of every songs, year by year album per album from the Sabbath years to Ozzy solo career. If you want to see more books about the Madman and related head to the book section of the website.