Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
The Prince Of Darkness expresses a willingness to consider incorporating A.I.-generated riffs inspired by recordings from his late guitarist, Randy Rhoads.
Ozzy Osbourne has expressed his willingness to explore the use of A.I.-generated guitar parts inspired by his late guitarist Randy Rhoads in his solo music. The 74-year-old former Black Sabbath singer made this statement on a recent episode of the Osbournes podcast, where he was joined by his wife/manager Sharon and children Kelly and Jack.
Responding to a question about the possibility of employing A.I. to enhance the audio quality of unreleased Rhoads recordings, similar to what the Beatles did with their new song “Now And Then,” Ozzy, as transcribed by Guitar.com, commented, “I haven’t considered it yet, but as far as me doing something like what the remaining Beatles did with the John Lennon thing… that was a partial song, and they cleaned the track up. I don’t think I have anything left of Randy Rhoads.”
Jack then suggests that there’s potential for A.I. to generate new riffs inspired by the music featuring Rhoads that has already been released.
“Well, you know what? I’m open to anything, as long as it meets a certain standard of quality,” Ozzy responds. “Because, let’s face it, that Beatles thing, ‘Now And Then,’ wasn’t a Beatles song; it was a John Lennon song. The thing with AI is, you can say, ‘Make me a new album.’ […] But that’s the future. The music scene is going to be completely different.”
Ozzy dismisses any nervousness about the future of A.I.-generated music, stating, “The cat’s out of the bag. You can’t undo it. The danger is that people will misuse it. Because I’ll get a formula for a song, and I’ll keep on doing that.”
Randy Rhoads served as Ozzy’s initial guitarist when the Prince of Darkness embarked on his solo career after being fired from Black Sabbath in 1979. Rhoads contributed to the albums “Blizzard Of Ozz” (1980) and “Diary Of A Madman” (1981) before tragically dying in a plane crash at the age of 25 on March 19, 1982.