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Randy Rhoads Tribute Concerts Scheduled

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Some of the top guitarists in metal will come together to pay tribute to Randy Rhoads.

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32 Years Ago: Randy Rhoads Dies in a Plane Crash

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One of rock's enduring mysteries unfolded on March 19, 1982, as 25-year-old Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads -- despite having a reported fear of flying -- perished in a fiery crash at Leesburg, Florida, after a joy ride in a Beechcraft Bonanza.

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‘Crazy Train’ Vs. ‘Two Minutes to Midnight’ – March Riff Madness

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Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' takes on Iron Maiden's 'Two Minutes to Midnight' in round two of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness.

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‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ Vs. ‘Crazy Train’ – March Riff Madness

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The Scorpions’ ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ takes on Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train' in round one of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness competition.

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Was Randy Rhoads Devastated After Hearing Eddie Van Halen?

Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads
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Randy Rhoads was a phenomenal musician whose skill reduced many budding guitarists to tears of frustration, but even he could be intimidated on occasion. According to Rhoads biographer Andrew Klein, one of those occasions included the first time he watched Eddie Van Halen perform.

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Top 10 Randy Rhoads Guitar Solos

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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.

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Ozzy Osbourne Nearly Passes Out During Randy Rhoads’ Audition – Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock

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Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most influential metal performers of all time, but in late 1979 the former Black Sabbath singer was unemployed, broke and attempting an unlikely solo career.

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Remembering Randy Rhoads on His 56th Birthday

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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.

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New Randy Rhoads Book To Hit Shelves

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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.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads Live in 1982 – Pic of the Week

Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads
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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.

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