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curtis loew
06-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Who is your favorite guitarist that ozzy has worked with?

NineInchNails_0
06-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Randy Rhoads.

No one else can ever be better.

frog_friend
06-05-2006, 07:06 PM
Rhoads by a long shot

SGRocker0791
06-05-2006, 07:36 PM
My favorite is Tony Iommi.

apocalypse13
06-05-2006, 08:41 PM
Randy Rhoads...

Zofar
06-05-2006, 08:43 PM
Tony Iommi, he is very creative.

BLS33
06-05-2006, 08:45 PM
I love randy rhoads, but zakk wylde is my favorite, he is who i grew up with ozzy playing with ,and he's who i see ozzy playing with in concert, randy is a god tho

rjk123
06-05-2006, 09:37 PM
Rhoads...although Iommi is close.

PooKoo
06-05-2006, 09:41 PM
Rhoads, though i love jake.

curtis loew
06-05-2006, 10:19 PM
i chose zakk wylde, just because he has done so much with his career

pavan
06-05-2006, 10:43 PM
Randey

splice
06-05-2006, 11:46 PM
rhoads.....iommi was a true innovator obviously....but i really prefer randy

Night_Lights
06-06-2006, 02:20 AM
i dont know, either rhoads, iommi, or lee.

Stratwizard
06-06-2006, 03:26 AM
Randy.

Rock 24/7
06-06-2006, 08:36 AM
Randy, I think, is the best guitarist Ozzy has ever worked with. If Ozzy were here right now, I'm sure he'd agree.

madpickin03
06-06-2006, 08:49 AM
Buckethead.... but it didnt happen :( so randy it is...

Doubleday
06-06-2006, 08:58 AM
Ozzy Osbourne played with guitarists other than Randy Rhoads? Say it isn't so!

Izz
06-06-2006, 10:13 AM
Randy without a doubt. He's one of the real gods

alliwant
06-06-2006, 10:15 AM
No contest in my opinion. Randy.

anibus04
06-06-2006, 11:21 AM
I like Zakk Wylde But, I still think Randy Rhoads was the best Ozzy Guitarist.

Resiliance
06-06-2006, 12:07 PM
It's between Jake E. Lee and Randy and I'm leaning slightly towards Randy.

Abby123456
06-06-2006, 01:55 PM
I cant choose between Randy, Zakk and Tony.....

I voted Iommi though...then tried to change is to Zakk but it had already taken my vote....arrgghhh!!

Theyre all so good anyway

Froddy
06-06-2006, 02:55 PM
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=348043&highlight=ozzys+guitarist :rolleyes:
But for the record, Randy.

guywithaguitar1
06-06-2006, 03:04 PM
Randy was definitely the best for his time plus all Zakk Wylde's playing sounds the same.

pigger
06-06-2006, 03:08 PM
Rhoads was definetley the best. Following up has to be Jake E Lee, he kept that Ozzy Osbourne Feel.

Dont forget, there was another guitarist who played for Ozzy called Bernie Torme, i think he only played live shows though, no albums.

TheUltimateSin
06-06-2006, 03:43 PM
Randy Rhoads hands down. My all-time favorite guitarist and always will be period. Coming close behind is Jake and Tony though

PooKoo
06-06-2006, 03:48 PM
actually im pretty sure this is a vs thread but it don't matter.

Still love randy, uploaded all my ozzy today actually (to my comp).

Bout time.

Matt_Malmsteen
06-06-2006, 03:55 PM
I think it's a close call between Randy, jake E lee and Iommi, I voted Randy because I think he was great but I think the other two I mentioned are amazing as well.

Wylde doesn't really do much for me.

TheUltimateSin
06-06-2006, 04:49 PM
^I agree with you on Zakk.


Just as well, that whole incident at Ozzfest with him last year lost a lot of respect points for him in my book. But that's a different story for another time.

PooKoo
06-06-2006, 04:53 PM
Which incident, maiden?

What?

Personally, my least favorite is iommi, he wrote good riffs, but a lot of his solos make me cringe, and someone needs to tell him that it is possible to bend a note once, not 3 times in succession, always.

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 04:59 PM
^I agree with you on Zakk.


Just as well, that whole incident at Ozzfest with him last year lost a lot of respect points for him in my book. But that's a different story for another time.
If it's the Maiden thing, I'm pretty sure that was Ozzy and Sharon.

Froddy
06-06-2006, 05:35 PM
If it's the Maiden thing, I'm pretty sure that was Ozzy and Sharon.
KELLY and Sharon don't you mean?

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 05:44 PM
Idk, that's why I said pretty sure.

Twas just my (not so hot) memory.

TheUltimateSin
06-06-2006, 05:59 PM
As I recall, Zakk and BLS had a hand in it as well though.

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 06:01 PM
Bleh...

Bastards...

Maiden owns Zakk and BLS fo sho. Ozzy and Maiden is a toss up though.

TheUltimateSin
06-06-2006, 06:03 PM
Well that depends...if it's Ozzy+Randy, then it pwns Maiden.......

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 06:06 PM
Yea

PooKoo
06-06-2006, 06:07 PM
Nope.

TheUltimateSin
06-06-2006, 06:08 PM
^ :eek: No PooKoo. That's a Bad PooKoo! :no:

PooKoo
06-06-2006, 06:12 PM
Randy pwnz the guitarists, and certain songs own like ****, but ozzy's voice is horrid (especially live *bootlegs ohhhh what now?*), plus i like maidens songs a bit better.

Ozzy ballads pwn though, it's all on the mood really.

curtis loew
06-06-2006, 06:57 PM
pookoo, sry about all the **** i gave you the last time i made a poll. that was an amzingly long argument though

PooKoo
06-06-2006, 07:08 PM
haha yeah, i apologizetoo, you've come to understand stuff well. And i was beinga dick.

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 07:15 PM
Some Maiden songs are just so ridiculously good, they can't be topped,

The Wicker Man, Hallowed Be Thy Name, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Flight of Icarus, The Trooper

For example.

Same for Ozzy, that's why I said it'd be a toss up.

Matt_Malmsteen
06-06-2006, 07:36 PM
^^I agree with the Maiden bit, especially Hallowed Be Thy name..that song is the ****.

PooKoo
06-06-2006, 07:43 PM
amen, my favorite ever by em.

chase09
06-06-2006, 08:03 PM
Bah, I don't have any Maiden. My dad doesn't own anything by 'em.

On topic, Rhoads definitely. Iommi is close though.

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 08:09 PM
Bah, I don't have any Maiden. My dad doesn't own anything by 'em.

!!!!!!!!!!1!111!eleven!!!oN!!!!

malmsteen61
06-06-2006, 08:14 PM
randy rhoads duh but george lynch comes close(if he even counts)

BLS33
06-06-2006, 08:14 PM
^^I agree with the Maiden bit, especially Hallowed Be Thy name..that song is the ****.

ever hear iced earths cover? one of the few covers of a song that i've heard that actually do it justice

but i perfer ozzy over maiden, but i am also a huge wylde fan, im also glad to see soime ppl give jake some props he is a great guitar player :)

Matt_Malmsteen
06-06-2006, 08:16 PM
^^Iced Earth's version is okay, but you can't beat the original version.

The only cover of a Maiden song that I think has done it justic is...Fear Of The Dark...I think it's Cradle Of Filth who covered it..might not be..my mate sent it me and it's pretty cool.

Jim_Dunlop User
06-06-2006, 08:19 PM
i feel bad for jake E lee had to replace Randy thats a hard task id say he pulled it of with bark at the moon thats a good album but randy takes it

TheUltimateSin
06-06-2006, 09:16 PM
^Please feel free to use punctuation. It makes otherwise incoherent babble understandable. :) (please take note of the smiley face. It imples friendlyness in the message)


But anyways....

I kinda agree with you PK, the more I think about it. Both artists/bands have their strong ballads. It's just the whole "Randy is the reason I picked up a guitar" thing kinda got in my way for a second here when I was making judgemental decisions. I'm with apoc that it's a toss-up as far as that goes though

PooKoo
06-06-2006, 09:33 PM
Yeah, he was basically mine too, so yeah. But maiden... Been listening to them for longer, its a nostalgia thing. good memories.

My speakersa re so loud you can hear hallowed be thy name in my friends kitchen across the street, i love 80s speakers.

TheUltimateSin
06-06-2006, 09:36 PM
^Gotta love it :cheers:

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 09:46 PM
Dude that's so awesome.

Jakeylee111
06-07-2006, 04:08 AM
Some Maiden songs are just so ridiculously good, they can't be topped,

The Wicker Man, Hallowed Be Thy Name, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Flight of Icarus, The Trooper

For example.

Same for Ozzy, that's why I said it'd be a toss up.
Aces High as well., and Phantom of the Opera.....theres just so many.

On topic, i said Randy.
Zakk (sp?) Wylde doesn't do it for me, he over uses pinch harmonics.

Resiliance
06-07-2006, 07:56 AM
Rhoads was definetley the best. Following up has to be Jake E Lee, he kept that Ozzy Osbourne Feel.

Dont forget, there was another guitarist who played for Ozzy called Bernie Torme, i think he only played live shows though, no albums.

Don't forget Brad Gillis.

wil
06-07-2006, 12:26 PM
anyone heard Ozzy and Maiden doing Paranoid live? I dont know when it was but its a pretty kick-ass version---Im not too keen on the Randy/tribute version, sure, the solo is--ahem---unique and pretty atypical of Randy's high gain, stuttering sound he uses some sort of weird polytonality, like hes playing in Bb over E which SORT of works for me, but not quite.

Randy is still Ozzys best guitarist ever though, very tasteful and his attack and dynamics are just spot on---as opposed to Zakk Wylde who i really want to like, but i just can't--too much treble, too many pinches, too much wah...

TheUltimateSin
06-07-2006, 01:39 PM
Randy is still Ozzys best guitarist ever though, very tasteful and his attack and dynamics are just spot on---as opposed to Zakk Wylde who i really want to like, but i just can't--too much treble, too many pinches, too much wah...

...Do you think that maybe he's......compensating for....something...? :eek:

splice
06-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Don't forget Brad Gillis.



It isn't often that a member leaves one established rock band and finds major success with another act immediately afterward, but guitarist Brad Gillis is one of the few to accomplish this feat. Raised in San Francisco, Gillis joined Bay Area funk rockers Rubicon in the late '70s, issuing a pair of obscure albums, 1978's self-titled debut and 1980's American Dreams, before disbanding. Gillis decided to team up with two of his former Rubicon bandmates, singer/bassist Jack Blades and singer/drummer Kelly Keagy, to form a more hard rock-based outfit, Night Ranger. But before the new group (which also included second guitarist Jeff Watson and keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald) could ink a deal, Gillis was offered to join Ozzy Osbourne's band in 1982, in the wake of Randy Rhoads' tragic death. Gillis promptly accepted, touring the world with the Oz, and even appearing on the live set Speak of the Devil (which was comprised entirely of Black Sabbath material).

But when Osbourne asked Gillis if he'd like to be a full-time member, he opted to return back to his old pals in Night Ranger. Gillis' brief exposure in the spotlight helped Night Ranger ink a deal with the MCA subsidiary Camel, who issued the group's debut, Dawn Patrol, the same year. The song "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" received substantial airplay on MTV, which pushed the album into the Top 40. Night Ranger more than delivered on their next release, 1983's Midnight Madness, as they softened their sound slightly and enjoyed multi-platinum success with such hit singles/videos "Sister Christian" and "When You Close Your Eyes." Gillis also found the time to contribute a smoldering solo to the song "Stars" by Ronnie James Dio's star-studded Hear N' Aid project, which raised money to fight starvation in Ethiopia. Night Ranger's winning streak continued with 1985's 7 Wishes (which spawned another hit with the melodic rocker "Sentimental Street"), but by 1987's Big Life, the hits had dried up, and the band split shortly thereafter.

Gillis then formed the short-lived group Mega-Mega, who aside from contributing a song to the motion picture soundtrack for Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, didn't stick around long enough to release any albums. 1993 saw the release of Gillis' first solo album, Gilrock Ranch, which featured the track "Honest to God," co-written and sung by Mr. Gregg Allman. Gillis then decided to resurrect the Night Ranger name (although he and Keagy were the only remaining original members in attendance), releasing the album Feeding Off the Mojo in 1995, before the original Night Ranger lineup reconvened and issued the albums Neverland (1997) and Seven (1998). 2000 saw the release of Gillis' second solo release overall, Alligator.

Wretchedboy
06-07-2006, 09:14 PM
Rhoads then Iommi second.

Witch-king
06-07-2006, 09:18 PM
Rhoads because Blizzard is my favourite album.

ToysInTheAttic1
06-07-2006, 09:54 PM
Iommi because he writes killer riffs.

flamencogod
06-08-2006, 04:49 AM
Iommi because without him the other won't even be famous :P

only guitar wise Zakk Wylde, I detest Rhoads

apocalypse13
06-08-2006, 01:11 PM
^Why is that?

(I'm curious)

splice
06-10-2006, 12:59 AM
me too?

i couldnt think of many reasons not to adore randy......let alone detest him

scheck006
06-10-2006, 01:19 AM
zakk is the best. hands down.

Gabuydachk
06-13-2006, 03:42 PM
Rhoads with Iommi at close second

kirkisking
06-15-2006, 01:28 AM
Rhoads. He probably also has the best signature guitar. :D

faqu
06-15-2006, 05:30 AM
As I recall, Zakk and BLS had a hand in it as well though.
No they didnt. :rolleyes:

While playing the trooper, bruce ran to the stage with a british flag, as he does in every maiden show during that song, and one guy with the BLS vest ran out on stage with the american flag, becuase he was pissed of all the things bruce said about american crowds. that guy was a roadie, zakk or the rest of BLS werent at the place when all of that happend, and they didnt know about the flag thing.

TheUltimateSin
06-15-2006, 11:38 AM
^The information I recieved was different, in stating that it was Zakk and BLS directly responsible for messing with Maidens set during their show. Whether Zakk was physically there doing it I was not informed, but as far as I was told he was involved with the idea.

But in anycase, this is not something worth arguing about. Tis in the past, and it's not what we're here to discuss :)

SlashandClapton
06-15-2006, 12:22 PM
its a tossup between randy and Iommi. Iommi inspired me to play guitar, Randy was an amazing guitarist thought so its kinda hard. Id say Iommi though. And the Iron Maiden thing, i prefer maiden over ozzy.

Guitarplaya27
06-15-2006, 12:30 PM
his songs just sounded a hell lot better when he was with Rhoads

matx33
06-15-2006, 05:39 PM
Well me it's a hands-down Randy. He was a musical genius, as he could explore so many genres, despite only really playing rock. Yet the infulence of say, classical, is quite apparent.

The one problem I have with this poll is that we have Tony Iommi there. He isn't a guitarist in OZZY. He's the sound of Black Sabbath. no question he's got quite the sound, however it's hard to vote for him in this as he's the Sabbath guitarist.

Anyways...yeah. All 4 guys have a great sound. But Randy wins :p: