Finally, Ozzy Osbourne and son are on the long-awaited road trip they have been planning for years. It was something the two of them always wanted to do, but just never found the time until now. The best news of all is that all fans are invited. The trip is being televised on the History Channel.
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour seemed to be an easy decision for Ozzy, much to Jack’s surprise. It was Jack Osbourne who originally pitched the idea for a road trip show to his dad, and it wasn’t a hard sell. The Osbourne dad tends to agree to almost anything his kids ask him for. He explained his whatever it is “yes” response to Billboard.
“I go, ‘Don’t tell me. The answer is yes.'”
Ozzy Osbourne sounds pretty agreeable, so the rest is history. Yes, it is history because the Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour road trip includes touring the historic sites the two have always wanted to see. From Stonehenge, which was a must see for Black Sabbath’s singer, to the Roswell crash site, which was definitely one of those “Jack’s idea” kind of things.
“Jack’s into UFOs. I’m into it to a certain degree so we went to where the crash was supposed to have happened, and it’s in the middle of f**kin’ nowhere. I said, ‘Let’s just pull off the f**kin’ road’ and they said no; Jack had to go to the exact f**kin’ spot, as if there’s anything there, y’know?”
Ozzy Osbourne, it turns out, is a fan of the History Channel and of history in general. The father and son had a huge bucket list of things they always wanted to see, and they’d always planned to go see these things anyway, so it was the perfect opportunity.
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour is great fun for everyone, except maybe the guy who has to keep up with saying take two, take three, and on down the list of numbers as the Black Sabbath singer loses his focus a bit. See the video below. Anyway, it’s all a whole lot of fun as father and son drive across the country and Jack tries to keep his 67-year-old dad out of mischief.
Speaking of Ozzy Osbourne’s mischief, did you know that in 1982, the Black Sabbath star was banned from the Alamo and had to have special permission to go back? Osbourne told Jimmy Kimmel a little about how he got into so much trouble. It seems that while drunk and comically dressed as a woman, the Black Sabbath singer actually urinated on the Alamo Cenotaph. Thankfully, all was forgiven, more or less, as the once carefree musician explains to Billboard, and the father and son duo was permitted to visit the Alamo.
“I told the guys, ‘Listen, Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo… it’s not a good combination!’ But they told me, ‘There’s about seven or eight people out there, it’s going to be fine.’ Well, seven people turned out to be 2,000, all going nuts. When people start going that crazy around me, I get kind of nervous.”
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour is a treasure trove of interesting facts sprinkled over hilarious Osbourne antics. The lead singer of Black Sabbath has always had such a great sense of humor, and no one knows what the aging rocker might say next. He’s always quick to inspire a good laugh among friends and fans usually at his own expense.
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour with Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack Osbourne, can be viewed each Sunday on the History Channel.
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