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THE OSBOURNES DO SOMETHING RIGHT FOR A CHANGE, ADD DAISLEY AND KERSLAKE BACK TO BLIZZARD AND DIARY

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Remember in 2002, when Ozzy Osbourne reissued Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake’s original bass and drum tracks deleted and replaced by new performances from Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin? That was a crock of shit, wasn’t it? I’ve never even heard the re-recordings, and I really don’t care to; Bordin and Trujillo are talented dudes, but come ON. I don’t care if Daisley and Kerslake were suing Ozzy or Chinese-fingercuffing Kelly or what; I am not a fan of re-writing history. (I was just as disappoined that Bordin and Trujillo even agreed to participate in the re-recordings, but that’s another rant for another blog.)

Well, it looks like the re-writing of history may be re-written: Blabbermouth says that Rolling Stone says that 30th-anniversary editions (well, one 30-anniversary edition and one 29-anniversary edition, really) of those albums will be released later this year, with Daisley and Kerslake’s recordings re-instated.

Presumably this is because the two men have long since lost their lawsuit against the Ozzman, in which they asserted that they were owed a larger chunk of the royalties for those recordings. I don’t know enough about the case to really know if Daisley and Kerslake were actually getting screwed, or if they were just trolling for more moolah; in any case, I’m glad that any kids who will only just now be familiarizing themselves with these legendary albums will get to hear them the right way.

Here’s “No Bone Movies” from Blizzard; Daisley and Kerslake co-wrote this song, and the version below features their drum and bass tracks intact.

-AR

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