Ozzy Osbourne and wife/manager Sharon Osbourne have made it clear that Ozzy’s music is not for use by any political candidate.
This declaration came after President Donald Trump tweeted out an altered video utilizing the technical difficulties from the Wednesday night Democratic primary debate on MSNBC and set it all to “Crazy Train.”
Ozzy and Sharon responded by issuing the following statement to Rolling Stone: “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, we 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 use of their music.”
This isn’t the first time artists have asked President Trump to refrain from using their music. While campaigning for the 2016 election, Queen, Aerosmith, R.E.M., Neil Young and Everlast all asked then-candidate Trump to stop using their music during the campaign after he used their songs without permission.