Fans of the frequently-bleeped family understood from doddering Ozzy’s behavior that the mumbling Osbourne patriarch was out of his flipping mind.
Sure, he and his Black Sabbath band mates boldly invented heavy metal in the 1960s, and yes, in the 1980s he shocked a room full of record label execs by biting off a dove’s head, but at home the henpecked Prince of Darkness was the butt of all jokes.
The rock star/reality crossover began on March 5, 2002, when MTV aired the first episode of ' The Osbournes.' The view into the metal titan's homelife would endear the Ozzman to a brand-new generation of fans.
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The same year, he appeared on Celebrity Apprentice.
Snider’s also been spotted on Celebrity Ghost Stories and Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, as well as on music competition shows like Supergroup, Gone Country, and Rock The Cradle where he competed with son Jesse. Bret Michaels Glam metal icon Bret Michaels has an impressive reality TVresume including three seasons of VH1’s Rock Of Love With Bret Michaels (2007-2009), which was basically The Bachelor for the dive bar set.
In a more recent development that Simmons himself must get a kick out of, his wife and daughter currently star in the reality series Shannon & Sophie now airing on the Up TV (formerly the Gospel Music Channel). Dee Snider Sure, in his heavy metal heyday, Snider filed his front teeth to resemble fangs, but the Twisted Sister frontman is a softie at heart.
With classic rock and heavy metal fading from airwaves and charts, reality television has helped revive the careers of some of metal’s most legendarily outrageous performers.
So, give a flash of the devil horns for these 9 heavy metal gods turned reality TV stars. Ozzy Osbourne Back in 2002, Ozzy Osbourneand his family became the first celebrities to invite in a film crew when they opened the doors of their airy Los Angeles.
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