When I watched Ozzy Osbourne’s reality show in the early part of this decade, I couldn’t look at the former Black Sabbath frontman without feeling sad. As happy-go-lucky as MTV tried to make The Osbournes, it was clear Double O was having a hard time dealing with years and years of drug & alcohol addiction, an incredibly dysfunctional family and the price of fame.
A new documentary entitled Wreckage of My Past promises a honest look at Ozzy’s career with the blessing of the whole Osbourne crew. From the looks of the newly released trailer, this won’t be a happy film. But it’s a story worth telling. Wreckage of My Past is due for release early next year.
Let’s take a quick look at six other stories of interest this afternoon…
- R.E.M. and Radiohead hit the studio to work on new albums
- Aquarium Drunkard interviews Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco
- The Baltimore Sun previews Trey’s Time Turns Elastic show
- Popdose Flashback looks at Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever LP
- David Byrne is happy to be a guinea pig at this year’s ‘Roo
- EarFarm counts down the Top 10 Reasons to Save Paste Mag
Finally, Nate Chien of the New York Times caught last week’s Marco Benevento Tri/Bad Plus double bill at Merkin Hall and does a great job comparing and contrasting the two somewhat similar avant-garde jazz acts.