Ozzy Kind Act Cost Him $80,000

Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has told how an act of kindness by the Black Sabbath singer aimed at a year-old baby turned into an $80,000 lawsuit.

Ozzy Kind Act Cost Him $80,000
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Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has told how an act of kindness by the Black Sabbath singer aimed at a year-old baby turned into an $80,000 lawsuit. The axeman says it's an illustration of how careful musicians must be in the aftermath of Randy Blythe's jailing for manslaughter in the Czech Republic. Wylde tells Noisecreep: "I know with a lot of hardcore shows and all the "wall of death" bullshit that fans want to go physical. But if you encourage that as a lead singer, you'd better be ready to take responsibility. We don't even throw drumsticks out any more since someone got hit in the eye and sued. I remember an Ozzfest show in Phoenix. Some bonehead lady has like a one-year-old there. Leave the fucking kid home or I'll take care of the baby backstage! Just get out of the heat, you idiot! Oz sees her and feels bad for the kid because Oz is a good guy. He tosses a bottle of water down. It hits the kid. Bam $80,000 lawsuit." Wylde, like many other musicians, is at a loss to explain why Lamb Of God singer Blythe is behind bars after the death of Daniel Nosek in 2010, following the fan's repeated attempts to rush the stage. "Randy would never hurt a fan. He's a good dude", the guitarist insists. "A freako jumps on stage, he has every t-shirt, every record, he's a fan. One of your guys and you never hurt one of your guys. But things are changing today and we all have to be careful." He's one of many to refer to the death of ex-Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott, who was shot dead on stage with new band Damageplan in 2004. "Ever since Dimebag I start to think fans should not get up on stage", Wylde says. "At Yankee Stadium if you run onto the field, you don't just get escorted out you get arrested. So maybe things need to get a little more serious from security. I know stage-diving is part of the experience at certain shows, so it's a tough call. But more people will get hurt is nothing changes." Thanks to ClassicRockMagazine for the report.

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    BloodyPumpkins
    We dont even throw drumsticks out any more since someone got hit in the eye and sued.
    Oh dude, I lol'd so hard. But seriously, finally someone with a brain spoke his mind on the whole Randy situation.
    jannick
    UniformRecon wrote: Can I sue Zack Wylde for hurting my ears with pinch-harmonics?
    if you take it to a US court. i believe so. anywhere else in the world? NO.
    Minivirus2
    What really needs to happen is courtrooms, world wide, have to start assessing the risk factor of situations one puts themselves into. Case and point, the fiasco with Randy. Daniel was stage diving. It's dangerous in unto itself and he could have been killed, on the spot, during any of the three separate occasions he took to the stage. Courts need to stop looking to blame someone and start focusing on the choices the victim made. Daniel easily could have stuffered the head wounds based on the fact that the crowd was tired of catching him. It's not Randy or the security guards job to ensure people catch stage divers.
    Holoogamooga
    It's like we've developed this world in such a way that no one will ever admit, "Yeah, I ****ed up." I don't mean Randy or Ozzy.
    Machineflame
    Fans should do like in metalocalypse and sign pain waivers, releasing anyone from charge if we die. It's stupid and extreme... But it doesn't even come close to Randy's situation in terms of absurdity.
    Buch58'Explorer
    There should be like some sort of "terms and agreements" that people should agree to while attending a concert. Let's just hope people would read them. *badoom* *tssh*
    swave75
    Minivirus2 wrote: UniformRecon wrote: Can I sue Zack Wylde for hurting my ears with pinch-harmonics? Hold off and wait for the verdict on the case of a woman suing Justin Beiber because of screaming girls at one of his concerts. At least Zack would be implicated in some way in your case lol.
    Does this mean you attend Justin Bieber concerts?
    Minivirus2
    UniformRecon wrote: Can I sue Zack Wylde for hurting my ears with pinch-harmonics?
    Hold off and wait for the verdict on the case of a woman suing Justin Beiber because of screaming girls at one of his concerts. At least Zack would be implicated in some way in your case lol.
    purplexing
    Randy would never hurt a fan. Hes a good dude
    I guess he doesn't understand what the term "manslaughter" means. It has nothing to do with whether you are good person or not.
    Bad Kharmel
    but the question is should your life be completely ruined for being around an accident that killed someone, accidents happen but we think they shouldn't so we jail people with no mal-intent
    Izzy-Sweet
    What kind of moron takes a baby to a metal concert? Especially an Ozzy Osbourne show! His fans go mental, he even encourages it!
    Minivirus2
    swave75 wrote: Minivirus2 wrote: UniformRecon wrote: Can I sue Zack Wylde for hurting my ears with pinch-harmonics? Hold off and wait for the verdict on the case of a woman suing Justin Beiber because of screaming girls at one of his concerts. At least Zack would be implicated in some way in your case lol. Does this mean you attend Justin Bieber concerts?
    No, it means I read the news, apart from UG... Idiot.
    b_flo
    Agree with Zakk! Having worked several shows, performers are exposed. Even just laser pointers would cause concern. Crowd surfing, cool! Stage diving, not into it. But people trying to get onstage...there's a motive to it, to make them stand out. Still scratching my head on Randy's situation...he is the victim. As for Ozzy's situation, people got to understand why artists do things a certain way. Although the majority of fans are great, there's always the ones who are looking to get a quick buck out of them.