Music History

Randy Rhoads: Thirty years ago today, a tragic accident took the life of a legendary guitarist

The 1980s did not start well for Ozzy Osbourne. After being kicked out of Black Sabbath, the Prince of Darkness holed up in an L.A. hotel room, planning to remain as drunk as possible until his money ran out, and then probably move back to England to work as a laborer. He met future wife Sharon Arden by stealing $500 from her to purchase a profound amount of cocaine. Arden cursed out Osbourne, furious at the loss of money, but then took pity on him (he was crying, soaked in urine and supernaturally intoxicated) and agreed to help revive his career.
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