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, Fla., after a joy ride in a Beechcraft Bonanza.
An all-star lineup featuring Bruce Kulick, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Rudy Sarzo, George Lynch and others will pay respect to a late guitarist on the upcoming album 'Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute.'
Today (March 19) marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of Ozzy Osbourne guitar great Randy Rhoads and his onetime bandmate, Bob Daisley, has offered up his own special tribute online. Daisley has posted a Q&A about the seven hours of audio tapes that he recorded during the writing and recording sessions for the 'Blizzard of Ozz' and 'Diary of a Madman' albums. On top of that, he's also shared some previously unheard studio snippets from those recordings.
Since releasing 'Resolution' in 2012, Lamb of God have experienced an incredibly eventful chapter of their career. After performing in nearly every corner of the globe and suffering a setback that left vocalist Randy Blythe in Czech court, Blythe has revealed he needs a break from Lamb of God and that he "will not be thinking about Lamb of God, touring, playing heavy metal writing new Lamb of God material" for a long time.
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.
A massive tribute for late guitar icon Randy Rhoads has been organized for the 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) weekend. Featuring musicians who had played alongside the shredder and members of the Rhoads family, 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' is set to invade Santa Ana, Calif. on Jan. 25.
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.
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