Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his manager wife SHARON have come under attack following reports they charge little known bands upwards of $100,000 (GBP52,630) to perform on his Ozzfest tour.

Sharon is desperate to attract big names like Metallica, Slipknot and Judas Priest to the tour, but insists small groups should pay for the privilege of playing with them.

An insider says, "It's prohibitive for smaller bands. The Osbournes traditionally charge the lesser known bands for a marketing fee, but the Osbournes pay the larger bands."

25/02/2004 21:05