Nuno Bettencourt reveals he sent an audition tape to Ozzy Osbourne as a teenager - years later, he turned down the gig

Nuno Bettencourt performs live
(Image credit: Mark Weiss)

Celebrated rock photographer Mark Weiss recently released a massive illustrated tome, The Decade That Rocked, chronicling his iconic portraits and live shots of everyone from Van Halen to Ozzy Osbourne to Motley Crue.

To celebrate the book, Weiss appeared the Oh Say Can You Stream podcast, hosted by Thom Hazaert and Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson, alongside two of the electric guitar players he has shot over the years, Zakk Wylde and Nuno Bettencourt.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.