Ozzy Osbourne has leaped to the defence of Oasis, whose critics claim they are a Beatles tribute band. Osbourne believes the English rockers' music is original, despite claims to the contrary that they attempt to copy their idols John Lennon and Sir Paul MCCartney. The former Black Sabbath frontman tells London's Time Out magazine, "Everybody says they rip them off, but I don't think so. "It's dead easy to start a forest fire in this game. You say, 'Ozzy's got a false nose.' All of a sudden, everyone looks the same. Same thing with Oasis. Everyone just kept saying it and it stuck."