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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Jack Osbourne On ´Sixx Sense´; 24 Minute Audio
Ozzy Osbourne's son,Jack Osbourne, was interviewed on a recent edition of"Sixx Sense", the national radio program hosted byMötley Crüe/SIXX: A.M.bassistNikki Sixx, about"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne", the feature-length documentary about the life of the legendary heavy metal singer thatJackco-produced. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. During the documentary,Ozzyrecounts his troubled youth, his early career withBlack Sabbathand the impact of fame and addictions on his first marriage. Viewers also witness the second chapter of his life as a family man withSharon, during which his addictions grew to a frightening level, as well as hearOzzyand his children explain his attempts at staying clean, ultimately resulting in more than five years of sobriety. Music fans also see live performances from around the world, including rare behind-the-scenes clips ofOzzyon and off stage, in his dressing rooms pre-show, to his nights in a series of hotel rooms. Throughout"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne", audiences are given an inside look into the life of a rock star, from the good times to the bad.
"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne"premiered on April 24 at theTribeca Film Festivalin New York City and received a positive review fromEntertainment Weekly, which said, "What could have been a glossy, fawning tribute to the most visible face in heavy metal music history - especially considering it was co-produced by his son,Jack- actually turned out to be a remarkably evenhanded look atOzzy's monumental musical influence as well as his less exemplary life as an addict and often-absent father." CriticJoseph Brannigan Lynchadded, "'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne'may not answer the question 'What makesOzzyact so...Ozzy-like?', but it's hardly a fluffy tribute. This documentary succeeds in offering a balanced portrait of a man who made many mistakes over the course of his addiction-riddled life and also happens to be one of the most influential hard rock singers ever." Lynchalso wrote that the film "starts withOsbourne's poor childhood in the cramped quarters of inner-city Birmingham, England, and goes up to his long-sought sobriety following the end of the water-cooler fodder reality series'The Osbournes'." While the movie does not delve into certain aspects ofOzzy's life - such as his attempted strangulation of wife/managerSharonyears ago - frank interviews with his five children "portray him as an absentee father even when he was physically present due to his mind-numbing abuse of pills, cocaine and liquor," according toLynch. The film features interviews with many ofOzzy's family members, friend and colleagues, includingPaul McCartney, the members ofBlack SabbathandTommy Lee.