Steve Vai once told Ozzy Osbourne the first Black Sabbath album was out of tune - Ozzy's response? "What the f**k do you want?"

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We look to Black Sabbath for many things, primary among them crushing, insanely heavy electric guitar riffs. 

But according to Ozzy Osbourne, seven-string wizard and creator of the Ibanez PIA Steve Vai apparently heard something different in the band’s self-titled debut album.

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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.