Ozzy Osbourne Bans Trump from Using His Music

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs at Ozzfest 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater on September 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABA)
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Rock star Ozzy Osbourne has banned President Donald Trump from using his music, instead suggesting that he uses songs from artists who support his presidency.

On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted a doctored video of himself crashing the Democratic debates featuring Osbourne’s 1980’s hit “Crazy Train.” The video, which has been retweeted over 40,000 times, remains on his Twitter account.

In a statement via his wife Sharon’s Instagram account, the 70-year-old Brit described the use of the song as “unauthorized” while arguing the video amounted to “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,” the statement read. “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 #KayneWest (“Gold Digger”), @KidRock (“I Am the Bullgod”) or @TedNugentofficial (“Stranglehold”) will allow use of their music,” it continued.

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Sharon Osbourne statement, on behalf of @OzzyOsbourne, about @realDonaldTrump’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 #KayneWest (“Gold Digger”), @KidRock (“I Am the Bullgod”) or @TedNugentofficial (“Stranglehold”) will allow use of their music.

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The former Black Sabbath frontman’s precise views on President Trump and politics remain unclear, although his daughter Kelly was virulently opposed to Trump’s candidacy. In 2015, she was widely mocked after complaining that a crackdown on illegal immigration from Latin America would lead to a shortage of toilet cleaners across the country.

Ozzy Osbourne, otherwise known as the “Prince of Darkness,” is far from the only artist to ban Trump from using their music in promotional content or at campaign events. Other major artists to do so include The Rolling Stones, Adele, and Queen.

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