'Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about docu on the rock legend
The documentary celebrates the longevity and music career of the Prince of Darkness and gives us insights into his personal life
The A&E network recently announced that it will be premiering a new rock documentary about the godfather of heavy metal aka Ozzy Osbourne. The film is called 'Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne' and it is set to premiere on the A&E channel in early September. The 'Biography' series by A&E aims to showcase high-profile personalities along with compelling points-of-view, and the dark, surreal, and eventful life of Ozzy is perfect primetime material.
This documentary will chronicle the former Black Sabbath frontman's legendary journey to stardom through different stages of his life, from his childhood and heavy metal heyday to his even bigger solo career and latter-day fame as a reality TV celebrity. “He left one of the biggest rock bands in the world and became bigger. A credible artist on his own, finding great new talent. And then made it huge on TV,” his wife and long-time manager Sharon Osbourne revealed. “Nobody had done that.”
While the in-depth feature celebrates the longevity and music career of the immortal Prince of Darkness, it also gives us insights on his playful nature, besides dwelling on the personal demons he's struggled with, such as his emotional baggage and health issues. The feature had been slated for screenings at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, and it will include archive footage and previously-unseen interviews with Ozzy Osbourne himself. Also appearing in the documentary are Ozzy's close friends and family members, including a selection of celebrity musicians who pay homage to the legendary singer at various points. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming documentary, 'Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy'.
'Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy' will air on September 7 (Labor Day) at 9 pm ET on the A&E network, with a runtime of 86 minutes.
Here's what A&E's official site has to say about the documentary: "'Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne' traces Ozzy’s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Black Sabbath and successful Grammy Award-winning solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesmen 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 Ozzy 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." Sounds pretty engrossing, to say the least.
The focus of this documentary centers around Ozzy Osbourne, but we also have a selection of interviews with members of the Osbourne family, such as his wife and manager Sharon, older daughter Kelly, and younger son Jack. Plenty of Ozzy's friends and fellow musicians also making cameo appearances, including stars like Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, Post Malone and many more.
'Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne' is brought to you by the creators of the 'Biography' series from A&E, David L Wolper and company. This documentary was co-produced and directed by Greg Johnston, with writing, story editing, and production credits going to Christina Keating. Ozzy, Sharon, and Jack Osbourne are all listed as executive producers, while other producers include Jenny Daly, Peter Glowski, LB Horschler, Tara Sarazen, Bob Sarles, Sam Cirillo and Neil Fellah.
Here's a look at the fascinating trailer for the upcoming biopic, where Ozzy admits that there are two sides to his personality. "I think there's a wild man in everybody. I'm a split personality. Ozzy Osbourne and John Osbourne are two different people," he candidly revealed.
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