Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne Biopic Lands At Sony Pictures And Polygram Entertainment

According to Variety, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will be teaming up with Sony Pictures and Polygram Entertainment for their new biopic. The film, which is being scripted by Lee Hall, will focus on the couple’s lengthy relationship.

Sharon commented:

“Our relationship at times was often wild, insane and dangerous but it was our undying love that kept us together. We’re thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.”

Sharon, Jack, and Aimée Osbourne will produce the movie through Osbourne Media. Michele Anthony and David Blackman will also be involved via Polygram Entertainment, while Andrea Giannetti be involved via Sony.

Variety also noted that the biopic is expected to feature music from Black Sabbath and Ozzy’s solo career.

Ozzy Osbourne Digitally Releases 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Down To Earth”

Ozzy Osbourne has digitally released a 20th anniversary expanded edition of “Down To Earth.” This version of the effort features three bonus tracks including: “No Place For Angels,“ an acoustic rendition of “Dreamer,” and the single version of “Gets Me Through“.

“Down To Earth” 20th Anniversary Track Listing:

01. “Gets Me Through”
02. “Facing Hell”
03. “Dreamer”
04. “No Easy Way Out”
05. “That I Never Had”
06. “You Know… (Pt. 1)”
07. “Junkie”
08. “Running Out Of Time”
09. “Black Illusion”
10. “Alive”
11. “Can You Hear Them?”
12. “No Place For Angels”
13. “Dreamer” (Acoustic Version)
14. “Gets Me Through” (Single Version)

Ozzy Osbourne Says Satan Kept Him Safe From COVID-19

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne discussed being spared from COVID-19 despite several members of his family previously testing positive for the disease. The Prince Of Darkness thanked none other than Satan himself for his good fortune:

“My wife had the virus; my daughter had the virus and I never got it. Being a devil worshipper does have its good points!”

On another note, Osbourne also offered an update on his upcoming surgery:

“I’ve struggling with this fucking broken neck, looks like I’m in for more surgery. I’m in physical therapy right now.”

Ozzy Osbourne Says His New Album Will Be “Similar In Tone” To “Ordinary Man”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne talked a bit about his upcoming album. The frontman said the following about the 15-track effort:

“It’s going to be similar in tone to ‘Ordinary Man’, but I can’t describe it completely. I’ve not heard it for a while because it keeps going over to the next person to add their parts — we’re fucking around with it all the time.”

This news comes shortly after Osbourne revealed that Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton will all be guesting on the record.

Ozzy Osbourne Says His New Album Will Feature Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Jeff Beck, And Eric Clapton

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed more of the special guests that will appear on his upcoming album. Among them will be his Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi, his guitarist Zakk Wylde, who previously said he wasn’t going to appear on the effort, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton.

Osbourne said the following during a recent episode of “Ozzy Speaks” on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard:

“On this new album, I’m working with Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk [Wylde].”

He continued when asked what it’s like collaborating with other artists:

“You just write the song and you just ask them to sing [or play] what you [give them]. The good thing is it’s interesting to work with somebody else. But the bad thing is if it don’t work, you can’t [just let it go] ’cause they’ll get all pissed off”

He also added the following when asked if a guest ever turned in something that he didn’t like:

“No. Eric Clapton, on this new record, one of the lyrics was about Jesus, and he wasn’t sure about that. But it was all right in the end… [The solo he did] is very good.”

This news comes after producer Andrew Watt previously said that the record will also feature contributions from Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne And Motörhead To Release “Hellraiser” 10″ Single LP

Ozzy Osbourne and Motörhead have launched pre-orders for a “Hellraiser” 10″ single LP. The effort will be released on December 3 and it will feature Osbourne’s 1991 recording of the song, Motörhead’s 1992 recording of the song, and the recently released mashup. This news comes as Osbourne is releasing a 30th anniversary edition of “No More Tears“ today (September 17).

Ozzy Osbourne To Undergo Neck And Spinal Surgery

During a recent interview with Daily Mail, Sharon Osbourne revealed that Ozzy Osbourne will be undergoing major surgery to help correct neck and spinal issues related to a past fall. For those unaware, the singer fell in his Los Angeles home while dealing with a bout of pneumonia in 2019 and ended up aggravating previous injuries he sustained in a 2003 ATV accident. He already underwent surgery following the initial incident, but will have to undergo another operation “soon.” Aside from that, Sharon also offered an update on his battle with PRKN 2, saying that he is “fine” and that the disease is “under control”.

Ozzy Osbourne Shares Previously Unreleased Version Of “Hellraiser” Featuring Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a previously unreleased version of “Hellraiser.” This track features the late Lemmy Kilmister, who co-wrote the song and previously recorded his own version of it with Motörhead. The updated version will appear on digital copies of the 30th anniversary edition of “No More Tears,“ which is set to be released on September 17. Osbourne commented:

“I hope everyone enjoys the song. This is just a small way to honor my friend Lemmy. Sharon and I talk a lot about how much we miss him.”

Ozzy Osbourne To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “No More Tears” In September

Ozzy Osbourne will be releasing a 30th anniversary edition of “No More Tears“ on September 17. The effort will be available digitally and on black and yellow/red vinyl. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“No More Tears” (30th Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:

01. “Mr. Tinkertrain”
02. “I Don’t Want To Change The World”
03. “Mama, I’m Coming Home”
04. “Desire”
05. “No More Tears”
06. “Won’t Be Coming Home (S.I.N)”
07. “Hellraiser”
08. “Time After Time”
09. “Zombie Stomp”
10. “A.V.H.”
11. “Road To Nowhere”
12. “Don’t Blame Me“*
13. “Party With The Animals“*
14. “I Don’t Want To Change The World” (demo)**
15. “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (demo)**
16. “Desire” (demo)**
17. “Time After Time” (demo)**
18. “Won’t Be Coming Home” (S.I.N) (demo)**
19. “Mrs J.” (demo)**
20. “I Don’t Want To Change The World” (live)†
21. “Road to Nowhere” (live)†
22. “No More Tears” (live)†
23. “Desire” (live)†
24. “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (live)††

* bonus tracks currently on the digital album at DSPs
** demos from the 1991 promo CD “The No More Tears Demo Sessions” (also the “Prince Of Darkness” box set), not currently at DSPs
† live audio from “Memoirs Of A Madman” DVD, San Diego 1992, not currently at DSPs
†† live audio from “Memoirs Of A Madman” DVD, MTV 1992, not currently at DSPs

Osbourne commented:

“I have a lot of great memories of making the album. We worked hard on the record with John Purdell and Duane Baron, who became extra two members of the band. Before we went into the studio, we discussed what we were going to do — everything was planned.

It’s so nice when you get a producer who’s more like a part of the band than them saying, ‘nah, you do it this way.’ Because we write them and when you write the songs, you have a mental picture of how you think you want it to sound.

Sometimes you’re surprised for the better, but other times you’re disappointed, but John and Duane did an extraordinary job on the album. It was really, really well done. Every song was worked on for a long time and we spent extra time trying to get things right.

But there was also lots of goofing around and we had a good time making it. And Zakk’s playing on it is spectacular.”

Guitarist Zakk Wylde added:

“On the first record, it was, like, ‘I can’t believe I’m here.’ I had definitely crawled into the fire and kept thinking. ‘You gotta produce. You got to come up with some cool stuff.’ On ‘No More Tears‘, I guess I was more relaxed. With Ozzy, whenever we’re playing riffs, he would be like ‘keep playing that riff.’

Pretty much every time he just gets up there and starts singing what comes to him naturally, he knocks it out of the park all the time. I mean, there’s very, very few times where he’s actually said, ‘No, let me come back to that. I don’t like what I’m singing. I’ll come up with something better.’

Whatever you’re hearing on the record is pretty much first thing he started singing that naturally came out of him, that he started hearing in his head. Which is amazing. My love for him and admiration for him has just gotten even stronger and bigger over the years.

It’s bigger than the music. It’s always a good time whenever we’re together, it’s always like it’s a laugh fest, and then making the records is beyond hilarious as well.”