Ozzy Makes 'Aimee' A Reissue Bonus

Bark at the Moon, The Ozzman Cometh, No Rest for the Wicked, Ozzmosis reissues due June 25.

The Ozzman Cometh and cometh again.

That 1997 greatest-hits collection, along with 1983's Bark at the

Moon, 1989's No Rest for the Wicked and 1995's Ozzmosis

comprise the second set of Ozzy reissues, due June 25, according to

Osbourne's publicist.

Three of the rejuvenated LPs include a bonus track. Ozzmosis features

the previously unreleased "Aimee," recorded in 1992 and written for the

Osbournes' eldest daughter, who opted not to be put on display in the

family's reality TV series. Bark at the Moon adds "One up the 'B'

Side," which appeared on the 1984 rarities set The Other Side of Ozzy

Osbourne, and No Rest for the Wicked tacks on a live version of

that LP's "Miracle Man." The Ozzman Cometh will be reissued as is.

The four LPs follow an initial reissue salvo, launched in April, that

consisted of No More Tears (1991), Blizzard of Ozz (1980) and

Diary of a Madman (1981). For those reissues, the original bass and

drum parts of bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake were replaced

with newly recorded performances by studio musicians. Daisley and Kerslake

have a pending $20 million lawsuit against Osbourne for back royalties (see

"Ozzy, Sharon Face Another

Lawsuit").

Ozzy's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, explained the selective

re-recording in statement: "Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake have harassed Ozzy

and our family for several years. Because of their abusive and unjust

behavior, Ozzy wanted to remove them from these recordings. We turned a

negative into a positive by adding a fresh sound to the original albums. We

hope the fans enjoy the new versions as much as we do."

Osbourne spokespeople didn't return calls seeking to find out if a similarly

revised history will be told in the most recent set.