(Rock News Desk) Original Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley has a hoard of unheard recordings featuring the late guitarist Randy Rhoads – but he refuses to allow the Osbournes to badger him into a cut-price deal for releasing them.
Daisley accuses the celebrity couple of "rewriting history" and cites the example of his own removal from re-releases of the first two Ozzy solo albums. Manager Sharon Osbourne had his parts and those of drummer Lee Kerslake replaced with new recordings when Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman were republished in 2002.
"When Sharon and Ozzy tell the story, they both try to rewrite history. It's inaccurate and it's not how it happened," The bassist tells BraveWords. "To start, Ozzy said Sharon used to come to the pub with us when we were doing the first record. But she wasn't even there – it's a long way to come from LA, as that's where she was living. She had nothing to do with the first record; Ozzy was still married to Thelma at the time, and she used to come to the pub."
But Daisley says fans will have to wait to hear the whole story: "Lee and I were not consulted – you're not going to get us in it as the Osbournes are involved. There were four people in that band and it was the chemistry of those four people that made it what it was." more on this story