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“Given the Green Light After Two Decades: ‘We Sold Our Souls For Rock ’N’ Roll,’ Directed by Wayne’s World’s Penelope Spheeris, Approved by Sharon Osbourne”
“After More Than Two Decades on the Shelf, Ozzy Osbourne Documentary ‘We Sold Our Souls For Rock ’N’ Roll’ Set for Release”
A documentary featuring Ozzy Osbourne, titled “We Sold Our Souls For Rock ’N’ Roll,” which was filmed during the 1999 Ozzfest tour by director Penelope Spheeris (known for Wayne’s World and Decline Of Western Civilisation), is finally set to be released. In an interview with The Metal Voice, Spheeris provided insights into the upcoming film, highlighting appearances by heavy metal stars such as Slipknot, Slayer, System Of A Down, Fear Factory, and Rob Zombie.
“I visited the Motion Picture Academy Museum in August because they recently screened ‘We Sold Our Souls For Rock ’N’ Roll,’ a film I did with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne 20 years ago,” shared Spheeris in a statement to Blabbermouth.
“I went to the Motion Picture Academy Museum [in August] because they recently screened ‘We Sold Our Souls For Rock ’N’ Roll,’ a film I did with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne 20 years ago,” revealed Spheeris to Blabbermouth. “And it was never released. And it has Black Sabbath, original Black Sabbath, and Slipknot, Rob Zombie, System Of A Down, it’s got Godsmack, Fear Factory, blah, blah, blah, blah, 10 bands in it, with [ex-Guns ’N’ Roses guitarist] Buckethead playing guitar in a cemetery. And it’s a great film. And Sharon says she’s going to release it now. After 20 years.”
Expressing the emotional journey behind the film, Spheeris added, “[I] worked three years on that movie and it never got released. I used to wake up in the morning, lay in bed, cry for a half an hour before I get out of bed because I never got the movie released. And now, I mean, it’s a historical document at this point of 1999 Ozzfest.”
While uncertain about the release details, Spheeris conveyed her intention to assist Sharon Osbourne in getting the movie out, stating, “I am gonna get in touch [with Sharon Osbourne] next week, though, and do whatever I can to help her get the movie out.”
Penelope Spheeris, known for Wayne’s World and Decline Of Western Civilization, has also directed the music video for Megadeth’s 1989 cover of Alice Cooper’s No More Mr Nice Guy. In addition to her music-related work, she has directed comedy films like Beverly Hillbillies and Little Rascals.
Despite being retired from touring for health reasons, Ozzy Osbourne expressed plans to record another solo album and return to live performances in 2024. The 74-year-old artist shared, “I’m getting myself fit. I’ve done two albums fairly recently [2020’s Ordinary Man and 2022’s Patient Number 9], but I want to do one more album and then go back on the road.”