Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OZZY OSBOURNE: ON RANDY RHOADES "I miss him every day of my life"

Heavy metal/ doom legend OZZY OSBOURNE payed homage to late guitarist RANDY RHOADES whom died this day (3/19) in 1982.

BLACK SABBATH  unleashed a LIVE DVD entitled  "Gathered In Their Masses" (Filmed and recorded  in Australia.), 11/22/2013 via VERTIGO/REPUBLIC.

BLACK SABBATH unleashed "13", (produced by RICK RUBIN)  6/11/2013 via VERTIGO/REPUBLIC.

BLACK SABBATH re-united in 2011 for the bands first studio release in almost 40 years.

It was 32 years ago that we lost Randy. I miss him every day of my life. I will never forget Randy - he was the best thing to happen to me. I miss his spirit - the world lost a great soul.

See and hear interviews about and pictures of the heavy metal guitar hero, Randy Rhoads, who died 32 years ago today.
We miss you Randy Rhoads!!

Great show tonight at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC. Dedicated to RR. Thank you for the inspiration and music.

RANDY RHOADES (formerly of QUIET RIOT and of URIAH HEEP)  was (and still IS) considered one of the influential metal/hard rock guitarists of all time. In 1979, RHOADES joined OZZY OSBOURNE's band after OZZY was ousted from BLACK SABBATH.  RHOADES style of playing incorporated arpeggio's, sweeps, hammer on introducing new guitar techniques into metal and hard rock.

 RANDY RHOADES performed his last show 3/18/1982 at the Knoxville, Tennessee CIVIC COLISEUM as the band were set to perform a festival the next day in ORLANDO, FLORIDA. After a pit stop near a FLORIDA airport, bus driver and airplane pilot Andrew Aycock decided to fly RANDY RHOADES and the bands make up artist as they intended to "buzz" the bands tour bus, after the third attempt, the air plane crashed, clipping one of its wings on the bands tour bus, crashing into a garage as AYCOCK and RHOADES were thrown from the plane upon impact and burned. 

Toxicology reports proved tour bus driver/airplane pilot AYCOCK tested positive for cocaine, only nicotine was found in RANDY RHOADES system. 

 RANDY RHOADES influential guitar techniques are acknowledged via every musician, inspiring guitarists in  heavy metal, hard rock and extreme metal. 

Check out RANDY RHOADES shredding on OZZY OSBOURNES's "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary Of A Mad Man".   

BLACK SABBATH’s 2014 North American tour dates are as follows:

Mon 3/31 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Thu 4/3 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
Sat 4/5 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi
Mon 4/7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed 4/9 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
Fri 4/11 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Sun 4/13 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Wed 4/16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Fri 4/18 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Sun 4/20 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Tue 4/22 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Sat 4/26 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 
R.I.P. RANDY \m/