Former Ozzy’s drummer Tommy Aldridge (Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy, Vinnie Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen) talked about his early-’80s tenure with Ozzy to Miles Schuman.
“I was living in England at the time, and I was working with Gary Moore, who was signed to Jet Records, who ultimately signed Ozzy. That was kind of the connection.”
On the first time he saw and heard Randy Rhoads:
“It scared me to death. It was inspirational. It was life-changing, not only from a musician standpoint… the first time I met Randy, he came to a rehearsal when I was rehearsing with Gary. He was a big Gary Moore fan, as most Les Paul players are, I think.
“He came to our rehearsal, and that’s when I met him. He was really in awe of Gary, and Gary’s tone.”