Ozzy Osbourne Nearly Passes Out During Randy Rhoads’ Audition – Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock
During auditions for his new band, in walked a then-little-known guitarist named Randy Rhoads. Not a Sabbath fan, Rhoads hadn't even wanted to audition, doing so only at the insistence of a friend.
Rhoads had only played a few warmup exercises when an astonished (and highly intoxicated) Osbourne promptly gave him the job before reportedly passing out. It's hard to imagine Osbourne's stratospheric solo career happening if he missed out on Rhoads.