Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo has been a member of Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, and Dio.  He toured with Ozzy Osbourne.  He’s currently playing with The Guess Who.  We discussed his impressive resume and the role of the so-called “hired gun” with his appearance in the new documentary “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows and Into the Spotlight.”  Plus: Rudy and I form a power trio with Mick Fleetwood and Rudy helps me go beyond root and fifth.

Mick Wall, author of “Black Sabbath: Symptoms of the Universe”

Mick Wall is an acclaimed rock writer whose latest book is “Black Sabbath: Symptoms of the Universe.” We talked about his time working as the publicity rep for the band, how the long-term success of the band seemed improbable when their first record was released, and why most people experience a combination of “fear of and fascination with” Black Sabbath.