Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice ( https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) recently spoke to former Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne , Rainbow, bassist Bob Daisley about his new tribute album to former guitarist Gary Moore. Which was released on October 26 via earMUSIC, "Moore Blues for Gary - A Tribute To Gary Moore"
Daisley talks about Gary Moore's career, the participants on the Gary Moore tribute album, Moore' preference of Ozzy guitarists and when Moore turned down Ozzy as his frist choice for guitarist when Ozzy got fired from Black Sabbath.
When asked about the time Ozzy wanted Gary Moore as his guitarist prior to Randy Rhoads
"Ozzy never wanted to replace Randy Rhoads with Gary Moore, Gary Moore was Ozzy's first choice. When Ozzy was in Los Angeles after he got fired from Black Sabbath and he was thinking of putting a band together his first choice was Gary Moore. Gary Moore didn't want to work with Ozzy because of Ozzy's reputation with drugs and booze being unreliable and unprofessional. Gary said I will help you find a guitarist or if you find a guitarist that you want my opinion on I will help you that way. "
When asked about which Ozzy guitarist Gary Moore preferred
"One thing I would like to add is that Gary rated Jake E Lee very high he said, Saying I think Jake E Lee is one of the best guitariist Ozzy ever had. "
When asked about his and Lee Kerslake's induction into The Hall of Heavy Metal History Gala in January 23 2019 for their contributions to Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman
"That is great it really puts the icing on the cake. I spoke to Lee Last week about it and he is over the moon because Lee is not having a good time at the moment he has some bad health issues and we don;t know how much longer Lee is going to be around, he can go in a few months we don;t know. So for this to happen for Lee it means a lot for him and it means a lot for me. it's something that's really really nice to have. "
John Sykes (ex-THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) does a rendition of "Still Got The Blues", with the soulful vocals by Daniel Bowes (THUNDER) complementing each other.
"Parisienne Walkways" is played by Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS) and Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS, THE ALMIGHTY).
Gary's friends are here — his rocking keyboard / guitar / vocal sidekick Neil Carter sings "Empty Rooms", which he co-wrote with Gary. Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) and Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE) had joined forces with Gary on numerous occasions, together with Eric Singer (KISS) and Darrin Mooney (PRIMAL SCREAM). .
Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO), r Steve Lukather (TOTO), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW), Jeff Watson (NIGHT RANGER), Damon Johnson (BLACK STAR RIDERS, ALICE COOPER) and Stan Webb (CHICKEN SHACK).
Gary's sons Jack and Gus are also involved, playing guitar and singing on "This One's For You", showing that the "Blood Of Emeralds" still runs their veins.
Moore Blues for Gary - A Tribute To Gary Moore" track listing and personnel details:
01. That's Why I Play The Blues
02. The Blues Just Got Sadder
03. Empty Rooms
04. Still Got The Blues (For You)
05. Texas Strut
06. Nothing's The Same
07. The Loner
08. Torn Inside
09. Don't Believe A Word
10. Story Of The Blues
11. This One's For You
12. Power Of The Blues
13. Parisienne Walkways