Update: Osbournes To Share Their 'Family Album'
Updating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy Osbourne's clan will roll on next month with the release of "The Osbournes Family Album," due June 11 via Epic. The set, aUpdating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy Osbourne's clan will roll on next month with the release of "The Osbournes Family Album," due June 11 via Epic. The set, a soundtrack of sorts to the hit MTV reality series "The Osbournes" and featuring songs personally chosen by each member, is led by daughter Kelly Osbourne's cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach."
As previously reported, she was backed on the cut by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and drummer Jose Pasillas II. A video was recently shot by Marcos Siega (P.O.D., Blink 182). "This is never something I really thought I'd ever do," the 17-year-old Kelly admitted at a press conference today in New York. "I guess things just change."
The family is further represented on "Family Album" by the Ozzy tracks "Dreamer," "Mama, I'm Coming Home," and the immortal "Crazy Train," which is also covered here by one-time Osbourne family neighbor Pat Boone. Admitting he was "about as musical as a nail," Ozzy's 16-year-old son Jack selected the song "Mirror Image" from the band Dillusion, who he signed to a development deal thanks to his job as a talent scout for Epic.
"Family Album" also includes System Of A Down's cover of Black Sabbath's "Snowblind," as well as the Kinks' "You Really Got Me," John Lennon's "Imagine," and the Cars' "Drive," among others.
"'You Really Got Me' has the first ever heavy metal riff I heard," Ozzy said via satellite. "'Imagine' speaks for itself -- it's one of the all-time greatest songs ever written."
Predictably, the press conference was full of uproarious exchanges, with Ozzy begging Sharon on several occasions not to "spend any more dough" while they were apart. Sharon got extemely riled up when she was read comments by veteran rocker Ted Nugent disparaging "The Osbournes" and Ozzy's own physical condition.
"He better not f***in' meet me," she exclaimed. "I'm going to cut his d*** off!" Said Ozzy, "I think a lot of it is jealousy. My life has been full of sticks and stones."
As previously reported, the Osbourne family has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to publish a paperback and a hardcover memoir. The motley troupe has reportedly agreed to participate in two additional seasons of "The Osbournes," but remained mum about any official confirmation.
Here is the tracklist for "The Osbournes Family Album":
"Crazy Train," Pat Boone
"Dreamer," Ozzy Osbourne
"Papa Don't Preach," Kelly Osbourne
"You Really Got Me," the Kinks
"Snowblind," System Of A Down
"Imagine," John Lennon
"Drive," the Cars
"Good Souls" (live), Starsailor
"Mirror Image," Dillusion
"Wonderful Tonight," Eric Clapton
"Mama, I'm Coming Home" Ozzy Osbourne
"Crazy Train," Ozzy Osbourne
"Family System," Chevelle