Watch: NIGHT RANGER Performs Cover Of OZZY OSBOURNE’s ‘Crazy Train’ In Wellington, Ohio

Written by on August 26, 2022

Fan-filmed video of NIGHT RANGER performing a cover of the OZZY OSBOURNE classic “Crazy Train” on August 23 at the Lorain County Fair in Wellington, Ohio can be seen below.

NIGHT RANGER has been playing “Crazy Train” regularly in recent years as a nod to the time when guitarist Brad Gillis took on the pressure-packed job back in 1982 of replacing Randy Rhoads after Ozzy‘s virtuoso guitarist died in a plane crash.

In a 2004 interview with the Contra Costa TimesGillis spoke about how he landed the Ozzy gig. While a member of an early version of NIGHT RANGERGillis was also playing with a club band by the name of ALAMEDA ALL STARS. After a Friday-night gig early in 1982, at which the band covered two Osbourne songs, Gillis was approached by friend Preston Thrall, the brother of guitarist Pat Thrall, who’d turned down the chance to replace RhoadsPreston offered to get an audition for Gillis, who said okay, but didn’t think much of it.

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