Monthly Archives: November 2010

Randy Rhoads: The 1982 Ozzy Osbourne Interview

In August 1982, I was gathering interviews for a Randy Rhoads cover story for Guitar Player magazine. After speaking to Randy’s mother, brother, and Rudy Sarzo (see my previous blogs), I received a phone call from Sharon Arden, publicist for Jet Records. The future Mrs. Osbourne asked if Ozzy could say a few brief words to me about Randy Rhoads. A few moments later, a familiar and slightly confused-sounding voice said, “Ah, um, this is Ozzy.” Continue reading