Monday, December 17, 2012
Ozzy Osbourne - Speak Of The Devil DVD Review
In late December 1981, Ozzy Osbourne and his band set out on tour for Diary Of A Madman, the second solo album from the former Black Sabbath front man. The tour was legendary from the get-go with a replica castle on stage and a crack band featuring Randy Rhoads on guitar, Rudy Sarzo on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums and Don Airey on keyboards. The tour was by all means a success and Osbourne and his new band seemed unstoppable. Then, in March 1982, it all came to an abrupt end. Randy Rhoads was dead. A freak airplane accident had taken one of metal’s brightest stars at age 25.
After a three-month break, Osbourne decided to continue the tour, with Night Ranger’s Brad Gillis having the enviable task of filling Rhoads’ shoes. The band filmed a show in Irvine Meadows, CA, titled Speak Of The Devil, which was broadcast on MTV that Halloween. Originally released on VHS and laserdisc, the show is now available on DVD with remastered audio for the first time.
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