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Ozzy Sues Former Bandmate Over Black Sabbath

ozzy-200x150 Things are getting uglier between two former band mates. Ozzy Osbourne is suing Tony Iommi, claiming Iommi illegally claimed sole ownership of the name Black Sabbath. Osbourne wants a 50 percent interest in the Black Sabbath trademark, along with a portion of Iommi's profits from use of the name. Iommi claimed the trademark to the Sabbath name in 1986, when he was the sole remaining original member in the group. On Friday, Ozzy released a statement about the suit saying, "The name 'Black Sabbath' now has a worldwide prestige and merchandising value that it would not have had by continuing on the road it was on prior to the 1997 reunion tour. Tony, I am so sorry it's had to get to this point by me having to take this action against you. I don't have the right to speak for Geezer and Bill but I feel that morally and ethically the trademark should be owned by the four of us equally. I hope that by me taking this first step that it will ultimately end up that way."

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06/01/2009 8:55AM
Ozzy Sues Former Bandmate Over Black Sabbath
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