Ozzy Osbourne is in the midst of a legal battle with entertainment company AEG for its “block-booking policy” that requires artists who play at the O2 Arena in London to also play at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Osbourne’s wife and manager, Sharon, recently sat down with Larry King to discuss the lawsuit further, clarifying that Ozzy doesn’t have any serious beef with the Staples Center. He just feels more comfortable at its rival venue, the Forum, noting, “The Staples Center is a fantastic building for sport, and for a different genre of music. It’s not for Ozzy.”
“He’s performed there but it’s not for him. It’s not real a rock n roll building, so he doesn’t feel at home there. He loves to play the Forum,” she continued.
She also explained that the O2 in London is the only venue in the city that holds the perfect middle ground of 20,000 people Ozzy is looking for. “Ozzy has been doing it for 50 years and I think they owe it to Ozzy, who’s worked for them many times. They should say go in the building.” Watch the clip below.