RandyRhoads

Randy Rhoads Biographer Sheds Light on the Man Behind the Myth
This year marked the 30th anniversary of the passing of guitar maestro Randy Rhoads. The Southern Californian might have died in a tragic plane accident at the age of 25, but his mark on the music world is irrefutable. After recording two studio albums with Quiet Riot, Rhoads changed the course of hard rock history when he joined forces with Ozzy Osbourne...
Randy Rhoads: 30th Anniversary of His Tragic Passing
30 years ago today (March 19, 1982), Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Randy Rhoads was killed in a tragic plane crash in Leesburg, Fla. After co-founding Quiet Riot at the age of 16, Rhoads went on to become one of the most influential and respected hard rock/heavy metal guitarists in history, despite his relatively short career...
Gibson to Create Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar
Randy Rhoads, the beloved, late guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne who was killed in a plane crash in 1982 at the tender age of 25, will be memorialized with a custom guitar created by Gibson. The guitar manufacturer will craft a replica of the 1974 Les Paul Custom guitar that Rhoads shredded with on essential Ozzy albums like 'Blizzard of Ozz' and 'Diary of a Madman...
Randy Rhoads Museum in the Works
A museum dedicated solely to the memory of late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads is set to open sometime this year in Corona, Calif. The location was chosen due to its proximity to Rhoads' grave site. Rhoads, who was also a member of Quiet Riot, was Osbourne's lead guitarist from 1979 until his death and is largely considered the former Black Sabbath frontman's quintessential axe...
Fozzy’s Rich Ward Celebrates Being Southern by Dispelling Stereotypes
As a touring musician in two metal bands -- Fozzy and Stuck Mojo -- guitarist Rich Ward has been exposed to many cultures, people, places and things. Ward, who hails from Atlanta, extolled some of the virtues of being American by birth and Southern by the grace o' God, telling Noisecreep, "The best thing about being Southern is all of the baggage that comes with it that you get to dispel...