“He was and is the best guitar player I've ever played with”: Ozzy Osbourne reveals the name he rates above all his other guitarist collaborators

Musician Ozzy Osbourne signs copies of his album "Patient Number 9" at Fingerprints Music on September 10, 2022 in Long Beach, California
(Image credit: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

From Randy Rhoads, to Zakk Wylde and Jake E. Lee, Ozzy Osbourne has performed with a stellar line-up of guitar players over his decades onstage and in the studio. Now he named the player he considers to be the best guitarist he’s ever performed alongside. 

Speaking on his new podcast, The Madhouse Chronicles (alongside Billy Idol / Circus Diablo guitarist Billy Morrison), Osbourne says fellow Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi is the pick of the bunch.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.