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.
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. During auditions for his new band, in walked a then-little-known guitarist named Randy Rhoads...
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.