The Billboard Information Group salutes the pop culture impact of "The Osbournes", the hit MTV series fronted by flamboyant rock veteran Ozzy Osbourne, with the publication of a special report in the Dec. 20 issue of Billboard. The issue is available on newsstands from Dec. 13 when the content also will also be posted on www.billboard.com. Fans can also purchase the Osbournes special issue online at www.orderbillboard.com."The Osbournes: America's First Family of Rock" is a report on the 35-year career of Ozzy Osbourne, from the formation of BLACK SABBATH through his achievements as a solo artist, to the launch on MTV of "The Osbournes", which begins a new season in early 2004. The Billboard report is scheduled to feature: * A comprehensive overview of Ozzy Osbourne's career with comments from industry insiders and executives who have followed Ozzy on his rock'n'roll path from heavy-metal madman to MTV's favorite dad. * A Q&A interview with Ozzy on the development and success of "The Osbournes". * A profile of Sharon Osbourne: spouse, mom, manager, MTV co-star, and host of "The Sharon Osbourne Show" which debuted in national syndication in September. * A report from the road on the enduring success of the Ozzfest hard rock touring extravaganza. * An exclusive Billboard chart analysis of the Ozzy Osbourne's top albums both with BLACK SABBATH and as a solo artist. "The show" says Ozzy, "is all about the way I really live. That's the way my family and I are all the time. So I don't see the funny side of it, like other people do. I don't get the joke."
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).