Sharon! Rocker-Reality Star Ozzy Osbourne Penning a Rasputin Musical

News   Sharon! Rocker-Reality Star Ozzy Osbourne Penning a Rasputin Musical
Following in the footsteps of rock stars like The Who (Tommy), ABBA (Chess) and Elton John (Aida), rocker-turned-reality television star Ozzy Osbourne is currently working on a musical.

The former frontman for Black Sabbath, who now stars on MTV's "The Osbournes," is developing a musical based on the mysterious life of Russian monk Grigory Rasputin, according to the cable network. Osbourne confirmed that he already has material for the show and plans to record the score at a studio being built in his home.

The legendary Rasputin grew to become influential in Russian politics despite his well-known penchant for alcohol and women. The key to the mystic's power stemmed from the fact that he won the favor of the monarchy by way of Tsar Nicholas II's wife, Alexandra. She believed he cured their hemophiliac son Alexis. Aristocrats, threatened by his influence, would later assassinate the monk, who, as legend has it, proved difficult to kill.

The musical would mark the first foray into theatre for the recording artist who is known to fans as "The Prince of Darkness." Osbourne has also recorded as a solo artist. The head of the wild Osbourne household is known for his antics on stage (such as biting the heads off of bats) and on screen (constantly shouting for his wife Sharon).

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