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Black Sabbath Settles Name Dispute

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In a recent interview with the Pulse Of Radio, heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne revealed that the lawsuit between himself and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been settled and that the two are now on good terms. When asked about a possible reunion of the four original members, he responded:

"Well, I never say never. I mean, I've got a few ideas, but we'll see what happens, you know. We did try and do another album, but we've all changed so much and it's - if you don't do an album that blows the doors off the last one that we did together, then it's gonna be looked upon as a joke, you know."

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

Well Sabbath is Iommis band anyways! All Ozzy and his cVnt wife are tryin to steal something from someone else so they can get the money form it! FU(K Ozzy and sharon!!!

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Dethbass writes:

I have to say, Ozzy seems more like her puppet now, more than ever. I've heard Ozzy say in interviews that he didn't want to do the TV shows. Sadly in the passing of DIO, i hope that Sabbath and Ozzy can at least get together and tour.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xDecapitation writes:

I don't want to see another album, it would just confirm the fact that Ozzy has pretty much sold out.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. OlafBerzerker writes:

fewf! im glad all is settled .........

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hammerheart writes:

I'd actually love another Sabbath album with Ozzy on vocals, personally.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. TeRRy writes:

Ozzy is nothing but a tool of Sharon's now. Amazing that since RJD has died, this crap suit SUDDENLY gets settled. Tony would have to be retarded to ever take that leech back again.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Did dio's death help mend this bridge?
I think it had something to do with it, not from a money standpoint but from a life perspective,...or atleast i like to think so...
Prediction, health pending to the band,theyll reunite at the end of the next year, and who knows, maybe rob halfords dream concert will come to fruition, which was sabbath, preist and maiden on the same bill........i like ozzy, but i sided with sabbath on this issue

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xsrg13 writes:

Lets see what Tony Iommi says

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Fuck_A_Name writes:

yeah it seems to me that after dio died it kinda occured to everybody how petty this lawsuit was. Nobody wanted to be that guy who kept this travesty ongoing in the wake of a much more important one, nobody wanted to be the guy who dragged everything dio had done for metal through the f***ing mud. Nice to see some people able to grow the f*** up and end this thing on a light note.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Shit_My_Pants writes:

So....f*** all of you people dissin Ozzy, let's see u put urself through that abuse and see how the f*** u function after. Give the man the respect he is due, or f*** off

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. spiral_architect writes:

i agree with branded (gasp!)......black sabbath is most certainly tony iommi's band.....

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. spiral_architect writes:

.......and exactly how was the name dispute legally "settled" anyways? who actually owns the rights to the band name? the article didn't say.

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Necrovomit writes:

post 12: thats exactly what i was wondering

# Jun 5, 2010 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Demise writes:

it's cool its over but in my mind it would not have mattered if ozzy won the lawsuit because he is not the face of sabbath

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Lijemo writes:

How I feel about the lawsuit being settled, and what motives I ascribe to the sudden settlement now, depends on what the settlement was.

I'd like to take the generous interpretation of Ozzy's motives here (after all, rationally, he probably never expected to outlive Dio either, so I imagine his death was a real wake-up call to his own mortality), --so part of me wants to go with @f***_a_Name's interpretation.

Another part of me is more inclined to be cynical. I think it will become more clear which interpretation is correct once (if?) more details of the settlement are revealed.

And as much criticism as I can (and have!) showered on Ozzy, @sh**_my_pants does have a good point. Simply pulling up out of the addiction rock-bottom is itself a feat worthy of respect, regardless of what else he's done the past 30 years.

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 6:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brandedcfh420 writes:

Regardless of what he has done, Sabbath is Iommis band. not Ozzy's!! All the Ozzy fanboys need to accept that reality!

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. PuckettJp2 writes:

i do hope Sabbath play together again

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. WOLF7 writes:

while I love the Osbourne era Sabbath albums, I hope they wont do another album together. Ozzy's a joke these days. He's just nothing short of braindead.

It's better to leave a good thing alone and not to ruin the Sabbath catalog with a second rate release, which is exactly what a new reunion album would turn out to be now, no question about it.

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

don't even get me started on this fvcking sh!t....

watch the gold diggin whore's little puppets dance...

WAY too late for any of these fvckers to retire with any fvcking shred of dignity...

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. saxon83 writes:

Glad the thing is settled.Ozzy can't talk, let alone sing. Still love anything Sabbathfied, but Long Live Ronnie James Dio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some good posts on the subject. Maybe they could play shows together, just not record!

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Caveman1 writes:

Sabbath is Ozzys band-- & tony & bill & geezer, and def dio as well... anyone else was a filler. Though i didnt mind the album with Hughes

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Trendkill91 writes:

All money hungry idiots.

Yeah, their music might have been good back in the day.

Can't see them working together again.
New Ozzy is better then a Black Sabbath reunion.
I think so anyway.

# Jun 6, 2010 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Metal_Angel216 writes:

They need to leave it the fvcks alone! Ozzy is a fvckin puppet! Sharon is a nice lady but seriously a fvckens b****! If they make another album I will be forced to randomly shoot up a mcdoanlds and leave. THIS IS BULLSHIIIT!!!!! and how did they end it? I think it shoudl roam free! fack who owns the effing name! that's such a load ov craap! musicanians are sometime really retarrded!

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 6:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. spiral_architect writes:

i'd like to see iommi do another album with ian gillan! they could even call the band "born again"!

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Diamond Oz writes:

I heard Iommi and Gillan are working on another record. I could be wrong though.

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Cynic writes:

I have no idea why people get worked up like rabid dogs at the mention of Ozzy these days. What, did Sharon come up and personally steal money from you or something? Build a bridge.

Back on music, I'd love to see Iommi push himself to put out his darkest material on an album with Ozzy. Glad the dispute is settled.

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Trendkill91 writes:

They will only do it for money.

I think if they do this then it show how greedy they really are.
Sure fans would be really happy, but just after DIO dying?
It's gotta be for the coin bro.

# Jun 7, 2010 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Cynic writes:

I'm pretty sure any member of Sabbath or the Osbourne family could buy a small country with the income from Sabbath albums alone, not sure why you'd think they'd release one more for money.

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. hellrat writes:

really Cynic??

ALL of the gold diggin slut's fabricated dynasty is dependent on the gleaning of the fvcking coin....fvckin disgusting whore sells her own offspring

regard!! comme le francais ditent

for scum like these, NOthing is ever enough

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. xDecapitation writes:

hahahahah #23 threatened to shoot up a McDonald's if Sabbath makes another album? That's the weirdest threat I've ever heard I think lmao.

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Trendkill91 writes:

Cynic - I'm pretty sure they would man.

It's all about greed with the Osbournes.
Not judging them ,I happen to love Ozzy's music but.

They are on the Richlist in England and possibily the US.
The more money they have the more they can do with it.

Does anyone think that the Queen or George Bush really wanted to meet Ozzy Osbourne?
The only reason he got there was because he had money.
Well I believe thats the only reason.

Nothing wrong with money I guess, I just hate it that they are talking about this so soon after Dio's death.
Another coin in the bag , sounds like it to me.

# Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. chimara writes:

no no no ozzy no more for ozzy he need retirement . he is sharon's slave. let's remember that band as it was before if they do some sh** they going to regret it

# Jun 10, 2010 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. metalmaiden666 writes:

I'd really be wrapped to see sabbath reunite. But Ozzy needs to learn how to sing like Dio.


R.I.P.

# Jun 12, 2010 @ 3:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. killernofiller writes:

Gotta agree w/Cynic. I'd love to see Iommi blow the f*ckin doors off and make something worthy of the great Sabbath name. Do I think that's likely? Sadly, no.

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. FollowtheReaper writes:

WOW. The last thing together was Never Say Die and that's not exactly hard to out do...

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Southern_Bastard writes:

SO who won the dispute??? Tony or Ozzy?

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Demise writes:

^ no one will ever know :O

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. jack snack writes:

Iommi and Ozzy are equals as far as I'm concerned. Neither one would have been anything without the other. That said, Iommi was the organizer, and had to deal with a drunk for years, so I'm sure he got tired of it. These are the rock n roll breaks though. Singers like Ozzy don't grow on trees. Neither do riffmasters like Iommi. I dont know who wrote Sabbath's lyrics, but they deserve props as well, and of course the rhthym section. I saw Sabbath in 99. The first three songs I was kind of worried, then they lined up together, and it was sublime, spine-chilling and a time machine all at the same time. It was god. I would love to see that again, although they may be too old now. Either way get on it, before someone croaks. Another album, sure, I'll buy it.

# Jun 23, 2010 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Valentine_no_more writes:

I say New Black Sabbath! F*ck it! Just do it!

# Jun 24, 2010 @ 3:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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