Black Sabbath lawsuit: Peace breaks out between Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

black-sabbathImage Credit: Chris Walter/WireImage.comHeavy metal legends Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi have settled their dispute over who owns the name “Black Sabbath.” In May 2009, Osbourne filed suit against Iommi accusing the Sabs guitarist of falsely saying he was the sole owner of the moniker.

Today, a spokesperson for Osbourne issued a statement saying that the pair had, “amicably resolved their problems over the ownership of the Black Sabbath name and court proceedings in New York have been discontinued. Both parties are glad to put this behind them and… would like it to be known that the issue was never personal, it was always business.”

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  • Dan

    and Black Sabbath will be back on tour by Monday. This was inevitable with Ronnie James Dio’s death.

  • vyon

    Thats is next to impossible with Ozzy starting his Oz fest tour in August and his world tour in September. The only way you can see B.S. touring with him is in your dreams

  • Barry

    They will probably tour next Summer.

  • Ozzy is a POSER

    DIO was ALL we had. everything else (ozzy) is a imposter

  • TomOzzy123

    With the new Black Sabbath Biography TV special and the latest Classic Albums “Paranoid” DVD release, something’s brewing in the Sabbath camp. You might see a new tour next Summer. Ozzy won’t do a new Sabbath album, but I hope Sabbath does headline the Ozzfest again. The 1999 Reunion tour idea is the way to go. Go out with a bang.

  • ozzy is a poser and a phony

    Dio gave us the best he had,
    Thank God for Heaven and Hell,it rules

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