OZZ-MESS

Other bands on the tour back the rock legend in the dispute...

OZZY OSBOURNE has joined forces with a number of other acts from the recent OZZFEST tour in the US to file a US$20 million lawsuit against a company who they allege put together an unauthorised Ozzfest pay-per-view television programme.

According to a report on

[url=]www.mtv.com, Osbourne has teamed up with Godsmack, Pantera, Static-X, Methods of Mayhem, Kittie, Disturbed, Slaves On Dope and Soulfly to file the suit. They allege Internet music company MCY.COM used footage licensed for use on a webcast for a television special, which aired on November 10 this year. In doing so, they claim it infringed on the artists’ copyright and trademarks.

Attorneys representing the artists filed the suit in a California federal court and are quoted on the site as saying “Osbourne viewed the program…and found the quality of the production to be woefully inadequate.”

MCY.COM, who claim to marry “exclusive premium content with global digital distribution” deny any knowledge of the suit, but added they had “clear and unambiguous” rights to air the programme.