In a recent interview with Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from The Metal Voice, former Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow bassist Bob Daisley has revealed that why Gary Moore didn’t want to work with Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne.
Interviewer asked about the time Ozzy wanted Gary Moore as his guitarist prior to Randy Rhoads, and Bob responded:
“Ozzy never wanted to replace Randy Rhoads with Gary Moore, Gary Moore was Ozzy’s first choice. When Ozzy was in Los Angeles after he got fired from Black Sabbath and he was thinking of putting a band together his first choice was Gary Moore.
Gary Moore didn’t want to work with Ozzy because of Ozzy’s reputation with drugs and booze being unreliable and unprofessional. Gary said I will help you find a guitarist or if you find a guitarist that you want my opinion on I will help you that way.”
When asked about which Ozzy guitarist Gary Moore preferred, he said:
“One thing I would like to add is that Gary rated Jake E Lee very high he said, Saying I think Jake E Lee is one of the best guitariist Ozzy ever had.“
Gary Moore has passed away from heart attack in his sleep at the age of 58 during the early hours of 6 February 2011.
You can watch the entire interview from below.