Kevin & Bean got a chance to talk to Jack Osbourne this morning about his film, “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne,” a documentary about his father.
[pullquote quote="I was kinda fed up with the way dad was remembered from 'The Osbournes," credit="Jack Osbourne"]Who better to head up a documentary about the Prince of Darkness than his son, right? and he got sober, and totally changed who he was, and I wanted to celebrate that and show people who he really is,” Jack stated.
The Osbournes aired on MTV starting in 2002, and took a peek into the lives of Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack. While Ozzy was amusing with his stumbling, stuttering, and aversion to technology, his scatterbrained antics were not those of a sober person. Looking back, Jack was afraid that his dad would only be remembered for those times rather than his 40+ years in rock and roll.
It took a while for the director, Mike Piscitelli to gain Ozzy’s trust in on-camera interviews, but Jack felt that the family gave up so much during the filming of the Osbournes that now, “conversations between me and my dad should, for the most part, stay between me and my dad.” Though Ozzy and Mike became very good friends, it started out with Ozzy referring to Mike as the “Nazi Therapist.”
“Mike would drill him constantly with questions, and eventually he kinda got through all the BS answers my dad’s been giving for years… It took along time.”
When Kevin & Bean talked to Sharon Osbourne a while back, and she said that Ozzy was over in Europe touring and no longer needed someone to be there to take care of him, and that he now texts on a cell phone and everything! Jack confirmed this by saying that his dad now has a driver’s license, a Ferrari, a cell phone, and ipad, and a laptop. For those of you that saw him struggle with a remote control on The Osbournes, this is shocking!
The film is screening in theaters all over the country tonight (Wednesday), and also on Monday, August 29. Tickets are available at fathomevents.com.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (teaser trailer):