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Kelly Osbourne being nice to a fan whilst a security guard disapproves.
Earlier this year, I went to the premiere of the Ozzy Osbourne documentary “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” (which was fantastic, by the way),and the scene was pretty crazy. Paparazzi were everywhere and security was freaking out. As security tends to do at these things, they like to assert their Five Dollar An Hour Power and make it impossible for fans to chat with the stars. My friend is a big fan of Kelly Osbourne and he was trying to get Kelly to sign one of her CDs. The security guard tried to usher Kelly Osbourne away and Kelly nearly pushed the guard over to sign the CD for her fan! That was very cool, according2g! Have a happy birthday Kelly!
Also born today: rocker Scott Weilland, actor John Cleese and writer Dylan Thomas.
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Sharon Osbourne (right)
You have to hand it to Sharon Osbourne, she is a marketing genius! She resurrected the career of her husband, rocker Ozzy Osbourne and has turned their family into a money making machine. If the Osbournes would like to adopt me, I am available.
Also born today: rock god John Lennon, John Entwhistle from The Who, Jackson Browne and actor Scott Bakula.
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Have to ever wanted to hear Ozzy Osbourne give his thoughts on the Beatles? If you answered yes, today is your lucky day. After the world premiere of “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne,” which is excellent – by the way, Ozzy took a few questions from the audience. He’s sitting next to his son Jack Osbourne who produced the documentary about his dad. Also in the clip, you’ll hear a fan suggest an album title for Ozzy’s next record – and Ozzy likes it. Wow! Enjoy!
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Jack Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne
On April 24, 2011, I attended the world premiere of the documentary about Rock and Roll’s Prince of Darkness – “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Side note: best way ever to spend Easter!) The film is great. It is a chronological look through Ozzy Osbourne’s life. Ozzy talks about knowing he could never take a corporate job and how at age 10, he discovered the music of The Beatles and knew exactly what he wanted to do in his life. There’s great footage from his Black Sabbath days through his solo career inter spliced with all of the excesses of the rock and roll life along the way.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (poster art by Shepard Fairey)
Ozzy talks very candidly throughout the film about his days of legendary partying, moments such as the death of his guitarist Randy Rhoads (who died in a plane crash) that changed his life and he also discusses sobriety. You’ll hear testimonies from all of his kids that say what a lousy father he was (though it appears that all have mended fences now), from rockers such as Tommy Lee who tells stories of epic drug and drink binges (and smearing shit on a hotel room wall). There’s even a scene where Ozzy watches old videos and provides commentary (from not liking the video to having no recollection of it being filmed). Yes, Ozzy Osbourne has cheated death many times. As you will see from “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne,” he’s more alive than ever and he’s not stopping any time soon. You’ll laugh, you’ll rock and you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the life of a man who is truly one of a kind.
Everyone that attended the premiere was treated to commemorative laminates of the event as well as an exclusive T-shirt designed by Shepard Fairey with the poster art. When you think it couldn’t get any better, Ozzy and the film makers took a few questions from the audience! What a night!
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
See a special guest (and legend) who was spotted in the crowd – after the jump.
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