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Ozzy Osbourne Sues Ex-Guitarist Over Black Sabbath Name

Ozzy Osbourne has accused former Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi of taking over the heavy metal titans' name and costing him royalties from merchandise sales.Osbourne, who sued the guitarist earlier this week, issued a statement Friday imploring him to "do the right thing.""Tony, I am so sorry it's had to get to this point by me having to take this action against you," the singer-turned-reality show star said.But, he added, "we've all worked too hard and long in our careers to allow you to sell merchandise that features all our faces, old Black Sabbath album covers and band logos, and then you tell us that you own the copyright."Osbourne, who lives in California, filed suit Tuesday in a federal court in New York, saying Iommi falsely claimed to have sole rights to Black Sabbath's trademark in negotiations over the last year with a company that sells the band's merchandise. As a result, the lawsuit says, Osbourne has lost royalties formerly split 50/50.The lawsuit seeks unspecified d...

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