Was there any reason for why Ozzy canned him? All I found on wikipedia was that it came to him out of the blue.
That's the modus operandi of Sharon Osbourne. Don't try to understand.
But it likely had to do with royalties/songwriting credit. Ozzy, through Sharon, has a long history of ripping off his bandmates. And the re-recorded versions of his old albums are a huge part of this.
ozzy as a band. i guess.
but i would still vote for Randy because Bark at the moon is probably my favorite track from this guys.
Zack Wyldes presence, you feel it on stage. (sadly hes the only guitar player ive seen live from the bunch mentionned)
Least favorite would have to go one of the touring guitarists, i.e. Gus G, Brad Gillis. I got to meet Joe Holmes years ago and he was the coolest guy so I can't vote against him even though he probably has the least to offer on his Ozzy resume. I'm sure the others are great people as well but they didn't meet me I've met Iommi, Zakk (a bunch of times), and Ozzy as well while I'm at it...
Bark at the Moon is one of my favorite Ozzy songs so even though I probably listen to the rest of that album and most of The Ultimate Sin the least from Ozzy's catalog, there's no way I can vote against Jake either.