Ozzy Osbourne producer Max Norman alleged on The Metal Voice that Ozzy Osbourne’s lawyers sent him a cease and desist letter.
“Jake’s a great writer. He writes and he’s a great, great player. I thought I was fortunate enough to hook up with him again a couple of years ago, or last year, whatever it was.
“I mixed the last Red Dragon Cartel album [2018’s ‘Patina’] and that’s the first time I’ve seen him since, like, 28 years ago.
“And the first thing he said to me is, ‘Are those driving shoes?’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ But that was really great to hang out with him, and Jake hasn’t changed over the year.
“He’s a very modest guy, he does what he wants to do, and he very much doesn’t like the music business because of that, because of the way they treated him.
“He wrote lots of that stuff, and that’s why it’s good. In a way, he is as much of a force as Randy [Rhoads] was. Unfortunately, by this time, the die had been cast with the whole management situation.
“And that was all became kind of non-musical, and just all about the money, and how best to f**k people over, basically. I get into trouble with this all the time.
“The last time I was on Eddie Trunk’s, we were talking about the same thing and I was saying how badly I thought they treated the guys in ‘Blizzard,’ and I got a cease and desist the next day from Ozzy’s lawyers saying, ‘You better shut the f**k up or we’re going to sue the shit out of you.’
“This is what happens every time I talk about this stuff. But I don’t give a f**k because I don’t have any money anyway. You can’t get blood out of a stone.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.