Originally created 05/04/04

Supreme Court sidesteps fight over Ozzy Osbourne tunes



WASHINGTON -- Two musicians who claim they've been cheated by rocker Ozzy Osbourne got no sympathy Monday from the Supreme Court.

Justices refused to consider the appeal of bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake, who sued in 1998 seeking royalties for their work on Osbourne albums "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman."

Los Angeles attorney Nate Kraut said his musician clients have been denied credit for writing songs that are now used in television commercials and during NFL games.

"Their music is literally everywhere," he told justices in a filing.

A California judge had dismissed the lawsuit that named Osbourne and his wife, as well as several music companies.

The case is Daisley v. Osbourne, 03-1289.



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