Sharon Osbourne, wife and Manager for Ozzy Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding the recent use of Ozzy’s song Crazy Train:
Sharon Osbourne statement, on behalf of Ozzy Osbourne, about Donald Trump’s unauthorized use of Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train” in what amounts to a Trump/Pence political ad.
“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 the use of their music.”
This is not the first rock act to issue a cease and desist statement to President Trump for using their music in a campaign or political arena. Both Aerosmith and Twisted Sister have also issued statements against their songs being used.