One week after word surfaced that the Smashing Pumpkins were suing Sharon Osbourne, the manager and her husband Ozzy now find themselves facing another legal volley.
The Osbournes are being sued by two of Ozzy's former bandmembers for $20 million. Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake claim that they haven't been properly credited as songwriters, nor have they been paid for the use of their songs.
Both Daisley and Kerslake played on Ozzy's 1981 album "Blizzard Of Ozz," and Daisley went on to work with Ozzy on "Bark At The Moon," "No Rest For The Wicked," and "No More Tears." During his time with Ozzy, Daisley also scored co-songwriting credit on tracks like "Crazy Train," "Mr. Crowley," "I Don't Know," "Crazy Babies," and others.
The Osbournes are letting their attorneys do the talking with regard to the case, and a statement from the couple's legal team is expected shortly.
The news comes just eight days after the Smashing Pumpkins filed a suit against Sharon Osbourne,
who managed the band for a mere four months recently, seeking the return of a $150,000 advance the band claims it paid Osbourne (see "Pumpkins Take Osbourne To Court Over $150,000").
While no comment was forthcoming at the time, Osbourne has since issued the following statement addressing the Pumpkins' suit:
"It is unfortunate that [Pumpkins frontman] Mr. [Billy] Corgan has turned a routine accounting matter into a lawsuit designed to attack my honesty and credibility. Obviously this is just a sad attempt to keep me in his life a little longer because he misses me so much."