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Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley has declared his fight against Osbourne and his wife Sharon over performance royalties will continue, despite a Los Angeles judge's decision that says the opposite. "Obviously this is a disappointing ruling, but it's not over yet," Daisley posts on his official Web site.
Daisley, along with former Ozzy drummer Lee Kerslake, have been fighting the Osbournes over alleged unpaid royalties for 1980's "Blizzard of Ozz" and 1981"s "Diary of a Madman." On Aug. 16, Judge Christina A. Snyder dismissed the case, ruling that the statute of limitations had expired and that the two had failed to prove how they were improperly credited. "Lee and I have been struggling for two decades just to receive the correct royalties and credit that's due us, and we're confident we will prevail in the end," writes Daisley.
The dismissal came just weeks after the same judge had set a Feb. 18 trial date for the case. Earlier this year, Epic reissued altered versions of the two albums, which saw Robert Trujillo (ex-Suicidal Tendencies) and Mike Bordin (ex-Faith No More), both members of Ozzy's current touring band, re-record the parts of Daisley and Kerslake.
-- Todd Martens, L.A.