Original Ozzy Osbourne drummer Lee Kerslake spoke in an interview with Eddie Trunk, and revealed his first impressions of Randy Rhoads.
Here’s the statement:
“Fuck me, what a player! I didn’t know what I was in for. … I just looked at Bob and went, ‘This guy, the fuck is he?!’ And Bob’s going, ‘Yeah…’ That sound we had [at the first rehearsal] – goosebumps, I knew we had magic.
And then in the studio, we were given all the freedom we wanted. No one was there. We were left just by [Sharon’s father] Don and David Arden. Sharon wasn’t involved then – for the [1980 debut] ‘Blizzard of Ozz.’
They came up and said the album turned out great and, ‘What do you want to call the band?’ And Bob said, ‘Blizzard of Ozz.’ Great name! He always came up with great ideas, Bob. And then, when that was finished, Don Arden went to America and it just took off…
And then Don said, ‘You gotta go in and record another one. Right away, now. You’re gonna be working so hard.’ I said, ‘Whoa, great!’ I was loving that, ’cause I could feel the popularity and fame coming back.”
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As you remember, doctors gave him about 7 months to live due to prostate cancer. During an interview with The Metal Voice, Lee has revealed his dying wish from Ozzy.
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