5. Brad Gillis
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Sure, Brad Gillis is better known for his in Night Ranger (the group responsible for this 80’s ballad), and in truth only appeared on one live album with Ozzy Osbourne (1982’s Speak Of The Devil). However, Gillis likely had it the hardest out of all the guitarists on this list, for he was Rhoads’ first replacement in Ozzy’s band. It’s hard enough to follow anyone as talented as Rhoads was, let alone a few months after his tragic death. Shortly after he finished touring with Ozzy in support of Diary Of A Madman and the release of Speak Of The Devil, Gillis left to focus on Night Ranger.