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Ozzy & Jack Detour To The Underground!


As part of the new History Channel Documentary Series Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, the father and son duo will be visiting Iron Mountain’s state-of-the-art facility Pennsylvania facility known as The Underground.

As a fan of Mr. Robot, the idea of visiting the site – as it’s a flagship site for Iron Mountain Incorporated® and renowned as a storage and information management services (not at all unlike the Steel Mountain facility on that show) intrigues me.

The episode, entitled Iron Mountain Men, will air on History on August 21st.

Rock Legend Ozzy Osbourne Visits Iron Mountain’s Underground Facility as Part of New History Channel Documentary Series
Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour takes the father-and-son duo to notable sites, and the episode “Iron Mountain Men” sees the two visiting Iron Mountain’s state-of-the-art Pennsylvania facility known as The Underground –
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 17, 2016 – The current History Channel documentary series Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour takes the father-and-son duo of legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne and Jack Osbourne to famous sites around the world, including Mount Rushmore, Sun Studios, Stonehenge and many others, in search of unique cultural, historical and technological stories. The series’ fifth episode, “Iron Mountain Men” – scheduled to premiere on August 21— brings Ozzy and Jack to The Underground, in Pennsylvania, one of the flagship and best-known facilities of Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services.  
Located 220 feet below the surface in a former limestone mine, Iron Mountain’s Underground is a 200-acre facility that houses the full suite of Iron Mountain’s service offerings. The facility, which houses a state-of-the-art data center, storage chambers, and digital re-mastering and conversion studios, is known for its high levels of security and compliance as well as storage-friendly conditions that take advantage of the natural cooling and environmental advantages of the limestone mine, making it the ideal location for storage and data center operations. 
Ozzy and Jack spent the day touring the site with Iron Mountain’s Tom Benjamin, who served as their on-camera tour guide, with assistance from Bob Koszela, Studio Manager of Iron Mountain Digital Studios. The group visited Iron Mountain Data Centers and were amazed that such an advanced and innovative facility was operating in an old limestone mine. They also visited the Iron Mountain Digital Studios, the Corbis photography and image vault and the Sony vault, all illuminated by an in-depth discussion of everything that goes on inside the facility. 
The Sony vault tour was guided by Don Siebka, Sony’s vault director. During the tour, Don showed Ozzy some recordings of his from 1980 that he didn’t even remember recording. After leaving the vault, Jack and Ozzy visited Iron Mountain Digital Studios, where Ozzy was able to listen to these recordings for the first time in years. Reacting to the recordings, Ozzy was genuinely excited to know that this music existed and that it was in the Underground.  
Ozzy, Jack and the documentary crew spent about an hour at the Corbis vault, where Ann Hartman of Corbis (now Getty Images) gave them a guided tour and showed them several rare photos, including one of Ozzy and his wife Sharon from their wedding day in 1984 that he didn’t know Corbis had. Hartman gave it to Ozzy and Jack as a gift.  
“It was a very pleasant visit with Ozzy, Jack and the show’s production crew,” noted Koszela. “Ozzy and Jack are big history and technology buffs, so their interest in our operations was clear from the start. Lots of shows might not think to put Iron Mountain’s Underground alongside tourist destinations like Stonehenge and Mount Rushmore, but I think it was a great fit and potentially a highlight of the series. We love sharing what we do here, and we thank the Osbournes and the show for featuring us.”
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Photo Caption: Ozzy and Jack Osbourne visit Iron Mountain’s The Underground in Pennsylvania. Pictured L-R: Bethany Boarts, Thomas Davis, AJ Conner, Brett Zinn, Cindy Crowley, Jack Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Koszela, Grant Fletcher, Dan Tharp, Rich Johnson, Michelle Macklin, Ray Townsend, Natasha Brenneman and Jody Hunsberger.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 45 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.

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Roots Remake Greenlit by A&E, History & Lifetime!


In what has to be a first, A&E, History and Lifetime have greenlit a remake of the ground-breaking limited series, Roots – the miniseries that told the origins of Author Alex Haley’s family in America.

The event series, which will include original cast member LeVar Burton as an executive producer, will be simulcast on all three networks in 2016.

Follow the jump for further details.

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Vikings: New Trailer and Character Previews!

History’s miniseries, Vikings, premiere’s on Sunday, March 3rd. The new trailer (above) looks intriguing, as do the video profiles of three of Vikings cast of characters (following the jump): Rollo (Clive Standen), Athelstan (George Blagden) and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard).

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Top Shot Opens Season Two With Inventive Challenges!


History’s Top Shot [Tuesdays, 10/9C] is a competition show that really does interesting things with reality show conventions. In the second season premiere, the sixteen chosen marksmen face an opening challenge from Civil War days – each must hit a small target at a goodly distance with [have you see True Grit?] a Sharp’s Rifle. With a cast of competitors that range from a restaurant owner to a Homeland Security Agent, from a national champion [USPSA] to a golf instructor, this is one competition/reality series that is genuinely unpredictable.

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Only In America With Larry The Cable Guy or, Mater Drives Through American History!


Despite a lengthy career as a stand-up comic, Larry the Cable Guy is probably best known as the lovable tow truck, Tow Mater in Pixar’s Cars. If that brings a lot of people to History for Only in America [Tuesdays, 9/8C], then I guess that’s cool. Unfortunately, there are some things that no one should have to see on TV – and Larry the Cable Guy topless is one of them.

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IRT: Deadliest Roads – You Think You’ve Seen Terror?


Longtime readers of Eclipse will know that I loathe reality TV for the simple reason that the vast majority of it is anything but real – it’s edited into storylines that take reality and turn it into fiction. Well, that and the fact that most of it is exploitative in nature and reminds me of that whole lions vs. Christians thing from ancient Rome.

Now that I have reiterated where I’m coming from, let’s talk about History’s IRT: Deadliest Roads [Sundays, 10/9C]. This series takes three top Ice Road Truckers – Alex Debogorski, Lisa Kelly and Rick Yemm – and transplants them from the treacherous roads of Alaska to the unbelievable chaos that is the roads of India. No amount of editing could create the things we see here, and they are truly frightening.

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TELEVISION: America – The Story of Us – American History in Twelve Hours!


Sometimes, the best strategy is to go big – and History does just that with its twelve-hour, in-depth look at American history, America – The Story of Us [Sundays, 9/8C]. Using a mix of re-enactments, CG animation and commentary by notable Americans, History’s most in-depth production promises to be high entertainment as well as educational.

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