Ozzy, Jack Osbourne’s History Channel Series Gets Summer Premiere
Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack will star in a new, non-scripted reality television series, Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour, set to premiere July 27th on the History Channel, The Wrap reports.
During 10-episodes, the rocker and son — both self-described history nerds — visit sites such as Stonehenge, Roswell, Mount Rushmore, the Jamestown Settlement and Sun Studios. The Osbourne boys spent a week in Cuba for the show. They’ll also visit the Alamo, where Ozzy will make amends for urinating on the Alamo Cenotaph monument in 1982.
“After The Osbournes TV show, my son chose to go behind the camera and he’s got his own company,” the elder Osbourne told Rolling Stone recently. “He said, ‘Would you be interested in doing this show?’ And I went, ‘Oh, great, fine.’ I just got back from Cuba last week, which, incidentally, if you get any chance to go over there you should go, mate. It’s fucking great.”
The Osbournes will also explore some of history’s stranger sites, including a Cold War-era missile silo, Britain’s WWII codebreaking headquarters, Bletchley Park, a private museum of working war machines and a gold mine operated by a man named Rattlesnake Randy.
Osbourne is also set to return to the road this summer with Black Sabbath. The group kicks off a string of European dates in June, followed by the final North American leg of their ”The End” tour, culminating with a headlining set at the two-day Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California, September 24th and 25th. While Sabbath will stop touring after, Osbourne will likely continue as a solo artist, with his wife, Sharon, still serving as manager, despite a recent split.
“It’s not going to be within the next year, but it’s coming up,” Sharon told Rolling Stone of Osbourne’s retirement. “I don’t want Ozzy singing ‘Crazy Train’ at 75. I think it’s best you go out before you hit that 70 and go out on top.”