God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, a feature length documentary film co-produced by Ozzy’s son Jack, will premiere on Showtime on July 13.
The film was released on Blu-Ray and DVD back in November, but if you haven’t picked it up, you’ll have a chance to catch it when it airs next month. It’s the first film released by Jack Osbourne’s production company, Jacko Productions.
Being made by his son, the film offers an especially tender look into the life and times of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic (and infamous) figures. Blabbermouth mentions that the documentary spends a great deal of time covering Ozzy’s youth and the trappings of early fame that led to his drug abuse and personal issues.
There’s also a bounty of footage regarding Osbourne’s efforts to get (and stay) sober, be a family man, and remain true to himself – all while touring the globe and playing concerts night after night. In addition to behind-the-scenes footage of Ozzy on tour, the film also features interviews with some of Ozzy’s most notable musical friends, including Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee and his band mates in Black Sabbath.
Perhaps as a relief to anyone tired of Ozzy’s image in the public eye (which has come to be something of a farce, according to some), God Bless Ozzy Osbourne isn’t a fluff piece. Said Jack (via Blabbermouth):
“This is the most honest portrait of my father. I set out to tell the truth — regardless of how raw it might be — and I think we accomplished just that.”