See Ozzy Osbourne Brings Antitrust Lawsuit Against AEG for Tying London and L.A. Venues by Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter. Excerpt:...MORE
"On Wednesday, the heavy metal musican filed an antitrust lawsuit against AEG, alleging the entertainment industry giant is illegally tying its venues in London and Los Angeles.
"The tying arrangement at issue is so explicit and brazen that AEG has given it a name: the 'Staples Center Commitment,'" states the complaint filed in California federal court. "Through the Staples Center Commitment, AEG requires that artists and musicians cannot play London’s most essential large concert venue—the O2 Arena —unless they agree to play the Staples Center during the part of their tours that takes place in Los Angeles. Both the O2 and Staples are owned by AEG."
Osborne, represented by lawyers at the top firm of Latham & Watkins, explain that O2 is a "must have" venue for touring musicians because of its popularity and environment....
While we're at it, here's a version of Crazy Train that dropped last year:
With Earth, Wind and Fire!
From the mind of DJ Cummerbund:
It's the zeitgeist.