On April 12, 2010, Jason Saulnier of the "Good Time Metal Oldies" radio show conducted an interview with legendary bassist Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, URIAH HEEP). You can now listen to the chat in three parts below.
"Good Time Metal Oldies" airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. EST on CIFA 104.1 FM in Nova Scotia and Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. EST on Pure Rock Radio.
30th-anniversary editions of OZZY OSBOURNE's first two solo albums — "Blizzard Of Ozz" (1980) and "Diary Of A Madman" (1981) — are due out later this year. The upcoming releases will feature the original Bob Daisley (bass) and Lee Kerslake (drums) recordings — unlike the 2002 reissues of these albums, which saw the replacement of the original bass and drum tracks by Osbourne's then-drummer Mike Bordin and -bassist Robert Trujillo.
In a statement, Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon, revealed that Daisley and Kerslake had been omitted due to bad blood with the Osbourne family.
"Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake have harassed Ozzy and our family for several years," she said in 2002. "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."
According to E! Online, Daisley, for one, was not impressed by the result.
"They sound awful," he said of the revamped albums in London's Daily Express in 2002. "They are nothing like the originals. It is an insult to us, but more importantly to the fans."
However, despite Daisley's grievances, the appeals court determined that he and Kerslake were owed nothing by the Osbournes.