Producer Max Norman recalls recording Randy Rhoads’ remarkable solos: “You could see it in his face... he was steeling himself, getting ready to pounce”

Randy Rhoads and Ozzy Osbourne recording Blizzard Of Ozz
(Image credit: Fin Costello / Getty)

In the world of hard rock and heavy metal, English producer/engineer Max Norman needs no introduction – his impressive discography speaks for itself. From Megadeth’s Countdown to Extinction to Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman and Tribute, when it comes to metal, Max clearly has a Midas touch.

We asked the esteemed producer about the recording of Randy’s timeless solos on those now legendary first two Ozzy studio albums.

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