Randy Rhoads was quite simply one of the most groundbreaking guitarists the rock idiom has ever known. His mother was a music teacher, and young Randy received a proper musical education before turning that knowledge to his own purposes within the framework of heavy rock.
Guitarist Randy Rhoads would be 56-years-old today (Dec. 6), had a tragic airplane accident not cut short the life of a man Ozzy Osbourne called a "saint" and an "angel.' Despite only giving fans less than ten years worth of music with Quiet Riot and then with Osbourne, Rhoads' impact will never slip quietly out of fan's memories.
Though only on this planet a short time, the influence and legacy of Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads continue to grow. After much anticipation, a new biography about the guitar legend is set for release.
Our photo of the week travels back nearly thirty years goes back to one of the more colorful incidents in Ozzy Osbourne's solo career, specifically, the night after he was arrested for soiling a beloved American landmark.
It's terrifyingly easy to think of a rock music landscape without Ozzy Osbourne's towering presence. Instead, and seemingly against his own efforts, we have the mighty 'Crazy Train' blasting out of every football stadium in the nation on Sunday afternoons.
With his towering influence still felt today by both guitarists and fans alike, it’s hard to believe that 30 years have passed since the music world tragically lost guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads, who perished in a plane crash when he was just 25 years old, on March 19, 1982.
Ozzy Osbourne says that he still takes antidepressants as a result of his sadness over guitarist Randy Rhoads' death. He also says he thought Rhoads was the 'best guitarist in the world' when he first heard him play.
Ozzy Osbourne fans, rejoice! The newly remastered and tricked out 30th anniversary box set featuring his first two solo albums, 'Blizzard of Ozz' and 'Diary of a Madman,' is a worthy tribute to the work Ozzy did in his brief time with legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads.
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