9 Lives of Ozzy Osbourne

Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne

Director: Greg Johnston
USA / 86 min. / 2020 / English

The film follows the life of one of the biggest legends of rock’n’roll. Ozzy Ozbourne has almost single-handedly personified rock’n’roll lifestyle for more than five decades. He’s like a cat, he has had many lives, always landing on his feet and propelling himself towards greater success – and almost dying several times along the way.

The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne follows Ozzy’s many lives: from living in poverty during his childhood and his prison time, to fronting metal band Black Sabbath and a successful solo career, to a lovable 21st-century TV dad. As Ozzy turns 70, he reflects on his extraordinary life, revealing intimate details of his successes, failures and unique ability for survival and reinvention, as well as struggling with his health for the past year, after his January announcement that he has Parkinson’s disease.


Before the film there is an introduction by Remco Faasen, editor-in-chief of Zware Metalen (literaly: ‘Heavy Metals): the largest e-zine in the Dutch language region aimed at the better forms of music. He will give gives a quick lesson in Ozzy Osbourne history: from the troubled childhood he managed to escape thanks to Black Sabbath – which paved the way for an entirely new genre of music – to his unexpectedly successful relaunch as a solo artist in the 1980s. But Remco also does not shy away from the critical sides of the singer’s life: his alcohol and drug abuse and the influence of his wife and manager Sharon: one of the most hated persons in the music world and the reason for many lawsuits.

Available screenings:




Friday 18th June, at 21:00h

Het Ketelhuis 1

Introduction by Remco Faasen from Zware Metalen




Sunday 20th June, at 19:00h

Melkweg Max

Introduction by Remco Faasen from Zware Metalen



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Cameron Glendenning

Music Supervisor

Carrie Hughes


Greg Johnston, Christina Keating, Bob Sarles