Ex-Ozzy Osbourne Bassist Responds To Sharon Osbourne's Latest Insult

Photo of Lee KERSLAKE and Ozzy OSBOURNE and Randy RHOADS and Bob DAISLEY

The bassist and primary lyricist for Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo albums, Bob Daisley, is appreciative of fan support after a recent slam from Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon Osbourne.

In a recently interview, Sharon called Daisley a "sad old f--k" and asserted that he is still bitter about getting fired from Ozzy's band back in the '80s.

Daisley has said little recently about his feud with the Osbournes beyond his 2014 memoir For Facts Sake and when he confirmed in 2018 that an agreement had been reached in their latest dispute.

In a brief response posted via his official Facebook page, he took the high road again.

"I have to say, I'm truly moved and impressed by the fans who have left messages and supportive words," Daisley wrote. "It's good to know that so many of you valuable people know so much about history and are aware of the actual truth."

He added a "heartfelt 'thank you'" to his fans, and emphasized that he read each and every message that was written to him.

Daisley penned the lyrics to some of Ozzy's most enduring hits, including "Crazy Train," "Suicide Solution," "Mr. Crowley," "Over the Mountain" and "Flying High Again."

He and drummer Lee Kerslake sued the Osbournes multiple times over royalties and album credits for their work on Ozzy's first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. Legal action by the rhythm section eventually prompted Sharon to have bass and drums for those two albums re-recorded entirely for reissues in 2002, effectively denying credit to the two for their performances.

Daisley and Kerslake's performances were restored on ensuing reissues of the records. But Sharon agreed while speaking with Celebrity Access Insider that she can be a "mean b---h," and that attempting to delete the pair's contribution to music history was "just to teach [Bob] a lesson."

Daisley has said in the past that he, Kerslake and guitarist Randy Rhoads were initially led to believe they were part of a band called Blizzard of Ozz featuring Ozzy as its front man.

While the band mates agreed Ozzy should get a larger share of the royalties than they, Daisley says they made a mistake by working on two albums with Ozzy without a contract. Daisley and Kerslake were fired before they could get an agreement in writing.

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