Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne spoke in a recent interview with Broken Record Podcast and revealed the rare story about his original guitarist, Randy Rhoads.
During the conversation, Ozzy has revealed the details of his first met with Randy and explained why it was an unbelievable moment for him.
Here’s what Ozzy said:
“A guy called Dana Strum from Slaughter – Dana Strum was my original choice for the band. Sharon got me auditioning people, I never auditioned anybody in my life…
So Dana says, ‘I’m gonna bring this kid, he’s great.’ So he comes, and he’s just a little guy who must’ve weighed 100 pounds wet. He was like a woman, you know?
I said, ‘Fuck, he’s got to be joking!’ He’s [Dana], like, ‘Hear me out. He’s gonna come down to the studio so you can hear him play.’
So I go down to the studio, and I’m thinking I’m hallucinating – this kid comes in with his little amp and he’s blowing my lights… I mean, this kid was someone else.
I was, like, ‘Do you want the gig?’… I mean, it was unbelievable. We wrote ‘Goodbye to Romance,’ the first song that we ever wrote.
But then he was, like, he didn’t want to party. He was a true musician. He wrote the music, he talked about music.”