Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde discussed recording “No More Tears” in a new SiriusXM interview. Ozzy Osbourne ‘Didn’t Want’ Randy Rhoads?
“‘No More Tears,’ I think I remember when Mikey [Mike Inez, bass] started that song off, Father Mikey is over there with the bass that [bass line]. Then Randy [Castillo] started coming in on the drums and we just knew it. And then [keyboardist] John Sinclair started playing that keyboard intro.
And then – because at the time, I love the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and I had a slide sitting around so I broke out the slide and then I started doing that [guitar line] Then we stopped and it was still playing, just like it is on the record and then Oz started singing something and then I just put a riff kind of like [Black Sabbath’s] ‘War Pigs’ kind of thing, where it’s vocals and then a riff, vocals and then a riff, vocals…
So it was like that when we were putting it all together, and then the slide thing, and then that song kind of came together like that. And I remember when we were in the studio, we were at A&M [in Los Angeles, CA] working on recording it, and then when we got to that middle bit, I remember it just ended there, kind of. We just had it up to that part. But I remember playing the piano *sings*, jamming on that, and thinking like it’s like a kind of like a Beatles-y thing or a Pink Floyd-ish kind of thing.”