Hey it’s Scott Alan,
Oh, the business of music.
Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin admitted in an interview with Radio.com that his involvement in the controversial 2002 re-recordings of drum and bass parts on Ozzy Osbourne‘s first two classic albums was “f____d up.” Bordin and future Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, who both played in Ozzy’s solo band, were recruited by Sharon Osbourne to re-record the drums and bass on reissues of 1980’s Blizzard Of Ozz and 1981’s Diary Of A Madman. Sharon ordered the re-recording to remove the original parts by bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake, who were suing the Osbournes over royalties.
Now Bordin said, “That wasn’t what I was going in expecting to do. So, that’s all I’ll say about it. I’m not ever going to throw anyone under the bus, ever. But when it turned out that that’s what the reason was, I never knew that. That doesn’t lessen the fact that it happened. But that wasn’t the way that it was presented to me at all.”
Bordin added, “There’s a reason why those albums are so good, and why people love them so much. They’re magical. That’s down to all the guys who made those albums. It’s something to be treasured.”
The original tracks were restored for the 30th-anniversary editions of both albums.