OZZY OSBOURNE Visits Panamanian President; Video Available

Legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne visited Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli at the Palacio de las Garzas (Herons' Palace) the afternoon of the singer's concert at Figali Convention Center in Amador, Panama on April 19, 2011.

Video footage of Ozzy's visit can be viewed below.

On May 31, music fans will have their first taste of reissues from rock icon Ozzy Osbourne's catalog of work with the releases of two albums which form the cornerstone of Ozzy Osbourne's career as a solo artist: "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings). Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980s and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads. These definitive versions of 1980's "Blizzard of Ozz" (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981's "Diary of a Madman" are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector's box. All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.

"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne", a feature-length documentary about the life of the BLACK SABBATH singer and solo metal legend, premiered at the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival. The movie features never-before-seen archival footage of the rock star. It also has interviews with family members, friends and fellow musicians.

The film was co-produced by Ozzy's son Jack. It was the first film released by Jack's production company, Jacko Productions.

The film was originally titled "Wreckage Of My Past: The Ozzy Osbourne Story".

"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" was directed by Mike Piscitelli and written and produced by Jordan Tappis.

Jack and Ozzy's wife, Sharon, financed the film themselves.

It is described as a "definitive portrait of a troubled star — told in part through the eyes of his family — (that) relives Ozzy's artistic triumphs while chronicling his arduous journey to sobriety and peace."

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

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. 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). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.