They shared their feelings with bassist Rudy Sarzo ; though Sarzo wasn't completely comfortable refusing to participate, he chose to stand with his bandmates and the trio informed manager Sharon Arden of their decision. The show's second season had also continued into He responded by going on what Sarzo described as "the worst drinking binges I had ever witnessed" and his relationship with Rhoads never fully recovered. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, recording the album 13 in His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal".
Additionally, Jet Records had cut a distribution deal with CBS Records which saw the small label stand to make a sizeable profit. It was, however, reinstated for the reissue of the album. He responded by going on what Sarzo described as "the worst drinking binges I had ever witnessed" and his relationship with Rhoads never fully recovered. According to Norman, the finished album features three songs from that performance with crowd noise later added in post-production. That performance was recorded in the event that the actual live performance that night was not of suitable quality for release. Lee would replace Gillis on Osbourne's next studio album, 's Bark at the Moon. Osbourne's unstable and confrontational behavior soon convinced Rhoads to leave the band. Speak of the Devil's gatefold includes multiple photos of a member of Osbourne's road crew who took part in the stage show by bringing the vocalist drinks between songs who suffered from dwarfism and who the vocalist nicknamed "Ronnie",   a joke aimed at Ronnie James Dio. A double album, Speak of the Devil represents the fulfillment of a contractual obligation, as Osbourne owed Jet Records two more records. Business decisions aside, Sabbath was readying its own live album release and Osbourne wanted his album in stores first. Gillis did tour with Osbourne during this time period, and the group also played material from Osbourne's first two solo albums during this tour. Though Sharon took the news reasonably well, Osbourne was furious. Osbourne's total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over million. He grudgingly agreed to perform on the live album but would depart after fulfilling his contractual obligations to Jet Records, which consisted of one more studio album and subsequent tour. The show, complete with half-naked girls on the stage in what manager Sharon anticipated would be "the greatest rock spectacle ever", would also be videotaped and released for the burgeoning home video market. Speak of the Devil was hastily recorded and released in its place. Though they had been full-time members of Osbourne's band for some time, this is Osbourne's first album to feature bassist Rudy Sarzo who left to rejoin Quiet Riot less than a month later and drummer Tommy Aldridge. The show's second season had also continued into Guitarist Randy Rhoads and drummer Tommy Aldridge refused to participate, feeling that they had established themselves as recording artists and such an album would be a step backwards professionally. They shared their feelings with bassist Rudy Sarzo ; though Sarzo wasn't completely comfortable refusing to participate, he chose to stand with his bandmates and the trio informed manager Sharon Arden of their decision. He was fired from Black Sabbath in and went on to have a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US. The album sleeve states that it was recorded at The Ritz in New York on 26 and 27 September , during the Speak of the Devil Tour , however all tracks with the exception of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" were taken from the 27 September concert as verified against the soundboard recordings of both performances which exist as bootleg recordings. Dio had replaced Osbourne as Black Sabbath 's lead vocalist and stood only 5' 4" tall. The duo had been credited on the Diary of a Madman album but did not actually play on it. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal". The planned live album featuring Rhoads' work would eventually be released five years later in , entitled Tribute.
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