Watch Ozzy Discover a Long-Lost Randy Rhoads Solo

In 2011, Ozzy Osbourne discovers a Randy Rhoads solo unheard for 30 years.
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In 2011, Ozzy Osbourne discovers a Randy Rhoads solo unheard for 30 years.

While compiling material for the Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of a Madman Collectors Box Set in 2011, Ozzy Osbourne discovered a long-lost Randy Rhoads solo on the master tapes for the first time in 30 years.

The video clip has been out there for a few years, but never gets old...

If that clip left you wanting more, some "Crazy Train" should do the trick...

And in case you're wondering what could have possessed the cameraman to cut to metal bass legend, Rudy Sarzo, during the metal guitar legend's solo, the YouTube poster offers this list of possibilities for why it happened:

[1] The clip was filmed at a small Rochester TV station in late April 198, and Blizzard of Ozz was released in the U.S. just six weeks prior (March 1981). The camera crew probably didn't know who Randy Rhoads was, and they might not have heard "Crazy Train" yet.

[2] The band opened the set with "I Don't Know" with the camera on Randy for all of his solo — and mostly on Ozzy and Randy for the rest of the song — so maybe the film crew wanted to feature the whole band during the second song, which was "Crazy Train."

[3] The film crew liked Rudy's red outfit with matching red boots.

[4] Perhaps Ozzy was next to Randy during some of the solo parts and was picking his nose or scratching lice in his hair so Sharon had it edited out.

The poster continues: "After receiving these comments daily for years, we think the reason doesn't really matter, anyway. The four songs recorded that night are the best live footage of Randy Rhoads available. Having this version of 'Crazy Train' is a lot better than nothing, so quit complaining, and instead watch him solo on the other three songs filmed that night."

How can we disagree? Here are the other songs...

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