Ozzy Osbourne‘s son Jack spoke to Collider about the upcoming “Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne” documentary.
“I’d done a documentary [‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’] on my dad, back in 2010.”
“We were doing ‘Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour’, back when A&E first approached us. They were like, ‘We’re bringing back ‘Biography’, and we want to do an Ozzy biography.’ And my response was, ‘Well, I don’t wanna be backed into your format for the documentary because it’s a very generic, standard thing.’ And they were, like, ‘No, we’ll change ‘Biography’.’ So, we got into the nitty gritty of how we wanted it to go. I have a production company, so it was, like, ‘Why not do it with us ’cause we can get the access?’
“Ultimately, I can’t take much credit for the documentary ’cause it was really Greg Johnston, the director’s vision. We say, ‘Hey, listen, take the gloves off and make a documentary.’ He’s a huge music lover and fan, and we’ve worked together since he was one of the original executive producers of ‘The Osbournes’.
“We have such a long history of working with him, and he has such an understanding of us, personally, as a family, and my father’s career that it was very much a no-brainer to have him take the helm. I think he knocked it out of the park. And as far as timing, it’s been 10 years since the last doc came out and a lot has changed. Within the next five to ten years, my dad’s probably gonna retire, so I just felt like it was a good time.”