Jason Momoa stepping into the Prince of Darkness’ shoes is what we needed this year.
Ozzy Osbourne aka 'The Prince of Darkness' promoted his latest album and song 'Ordinary Man' earlier this year and even got Jason Momoa to appear in a music video. In a teaser video, Momoa, who is best known for his portrayals of Khal Drogo, Aquaman, and Conan the Barbarian actually steps into Ozzy's shoes and lip-syncs the brand new Scary Little Green Men song. The full promo song and the entire album are already out on Youtube, Spotify, and other platforms and we absolutely recommend it, regardless of whether you're a metal fan or not.
Even if you were never into Ozzy or Black Sabbath, seeing Momoa in the music video is certainly going to change your mind about that. We've shared the full video featuring Momoa down below so be sure to check it out. It's only natural that Ozzy and his band would approach Momoa for portraying him as he is a major metalhead himself. In fact, Momoa had previously stated that bands like Tool, Metallica, and Black Sabbath have continually inspired him, especially when he plays his characters on-screen, including Aquaman.
“Aquaman’s pretty metal. I know no one thinks that, but Aquaman’s metal. I kind of build my characters off of metal songs. Conan The Barbarian was really heavy Pantera, I’d say Aquaman was probably mostly built out of Tool and Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All. Ticks and Leeches, if I want to get specific. There’s a lot of Sabbath in there too.” Furthermore, Momoa was spotted attending Slayer's final show in Los Angeles and he also sang a Pantera song with heavy metal icon Philip Anselmo. He has also taken death metal singing classes and screaming tips from Oil Peters of Archspire. You never know if he's going to start his own band someday, something along the lines of Rob Zombie.
The music video has a dark figure approach camera and we don't know who it is. Before the reveal, we automatically assume it's Ozzy himself given the kind of stature and presence, but as the cowl gets removed we find Jason Momoa instead. Momoa lip-syncs Osbourne’s Scary Little Green Men to perfection and you wonder if he helped write the song himself. The album was released on the 21st of February during a time when Ozzy was suffering from a number of health issues, including Parkinson's disease. Due to that, the Prince of Darkness had to cancel his much-hyped 2020 North American concert tour and is seeking treatment in Europe.
“Everyone’s Parkinson’s is unique, so different combinations of medication, exercise and therapies will suit different people,” Claire Bale, Head of Research and Engagement at Parkinson's, a UK based charity told Bored Panda. “Medication can be incredibly effective in helping people manage their symptoms, but current treatments cannot slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s and also come with serious side effects. That’s why Parkinson’s UK is striving to find new and better treatments for the 145,000 people living with the condition in the UK.” “We’re currently funding more than 40 research projects into Parkinson’s. Every project works towards delivering better treatments and one day a cure. For example, recent research has shown that 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise each week can be as effective at controlling symptoms as medication.”