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It’s gearing up to be a massive week for Ozzy Osbourne: ahead of the release of his new album Patient Number 9 on Friday (September 9), the heavy metal icon will be playing in the U.S. for the first time in four years.
The Prince Of Darkness has been unveiled as the special halftime performer for Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills, kicking off the NFL season at the SoFi Stadium on Thursday (September 8). The show has been announced as a ‘multi-song medley’, which sounds awesome.
In other news, late last week the BBC announced a new 10-part series documenting the Osbourne family’s move to the UK from Los Angeles, entitled Home To Roost, which will capture Ozzy and co. ‘as they celebrate one of their most important years yet – with everything from Sharon’s 70th birthday to Kelly’s soon-to-be-born baby, Ozzy’s tour, and of course the big move itself.’
“I’m delighted that the Osbournes will be sharing this next chapter in their lives with BBC viewers in what promises to be a funny, moving and honest insight into their new life in the UK,” enthused Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries.
Ben Wicks and Colin Barr – Creative Directors of Expectation – added: “Rejoining the Osbournes as they return to the UK is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Twenty years ago, they shaped television for all of us – now they’re coming home at a different stage in their lives but with the promise of the same laughter, love and tears. We can’t wait to work with them and to share it with BBC One viewers in 2023.”
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