OZZY's Son: How Do You Rebel When Your Dad's A Hellraising Legend?

Chris Brown of Liverpool's Daily Post reports that it must be hard being the son of music's most notorious hellraiser. While most teenagers can rebel by growing their hair long, listening to rock music and getting a tattoo, it is not an option if your father is Ozzy Osbourne.

So son Louis has a different way of breaking the mould of his dad. He's a dance music DJ and is set to play Liverpool as part of the Creamfields festival in August.

Although the 28-year-old, known for playing underground house music, acknowledges his family's legacy, television shows and all, he tries to keep his career aside from that. There is even a clause in his contract about how he is billed.

Speaking from his Dublin home he says: "I try to get away from the fact that I am an Osbourne. Especially when the TV show took off, some of the promoters were putting it on the flyers with pictures of my dad next to me but it's just rubbish. I've got a clause in my contract that says I can only be billed as certain things.

"It's always a danger. I don't want to shoot myself in the foot but you always get asked questions about it. I'm my own man doing my own thing."

His own thing is DJing, in America mainly. Although he is based in Ireland he is fast becoming a hero on the other side of the Atlantic. It's a busy job with constant jumping from Britain, Ireland and the US.

But with a father who is known as a heavy metal legend with a dislike for rave music it can serve as a way of rebelling from even a dad who bit the head off a bat.

Louis adds: "He doesn't really get it. He has been quoted as saying that the best thing about dance music is when it stops, which I didn't hear him say it but apparently he said it to the press.

"He understands the nightclub aspect of it and going out but he is a traditional musician by heart. A singer/songwriter. A bit heavier than most but he still likes chorus, verse kind of stuff. It's a different generation. He's as supportive as any parent would be though." Read more.


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