WASHINGTON D.C. (CelebrityAccess) — Ozzy Osbourne is the latest recording artist to take exception to U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of copyrighted music in campaign events or material, apparently without permission.
In a statement released on behalf of Ozzy, his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne said:
“Based on this morning’s unauthorized use of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” we are sending notice to the Trump campaign (or any other campaigns) that they are forbidden from using any of Ozzy Osbourne’s music in political ads or in any political campaigns. Ozzy’s music cannot be used for any means without approvals.
“In the meantime, I have a suggestion for Mr. Trump–perhaps he should reach out to some of his musician friends. Maybe Kayne West (“Gold Digger”), Kid Rock (“I Am the Bullgod”) or Ted Nugent (“Stranglehold”) will allow use of their music.”
President Trump used a segment of Ozzy’s “Crazy Train” in a video he released on Thursday morning in the wake of the first presidential debate. The video, which pairs the iconic Ozzy hit with video showcasing technical difficulties experienced during the debate broadcast, eventually transitions into a campaign ad for the President.
Ozzy joins a growing list of musicians who have enjoined President Trump from borrowing their IP, including R.E.M. Queen, Neil Young, Aerosmith, and Everlast.