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NME is reporting that Bob Daisley, the former bass player for Ozzy Osbourne, is suing Ozzy and Blizzard Music Limited for $2 million in unpaid royalties for the song Crazy Train, a track Daisley has a writing credit on.  The suit contends that a 2014 audit indicates that Osbourne's music publishing entity improperly deducted fees prior to distributing royalties on the song, resulting in what the filing calls a systematic short changing of Daisley.  Daisley was the original bass player in Osbourne's solo band, Blizzard Of Ozz.  He was dismissed after the recording of Diary Of A Madman (1981), but participated in sessions on other Osbourne albums through 1991's No More Tears.  Osbourne's organization has responded to the claims by Daisley with a statement saying the bass player has received statements and checks from Blizzard Music accounts in totaling millions and adds, "Mr. Daisley has audited Blizzard Music accounts over the years using several different auditing firms who found no discrepancies.  We understand that Mr. Daisley is now in retirement and that these funds are his main source of income, so it is his right to be diligent with his money, but after 36 years, this is tantamount to harassment", and goes on to characterize the motivation behind the suit as an "...unhealthy personal obsession and resentment towards Mr. Osbourne's success."

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