Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute


It is hard to believe that it is 33 years since I heard the news of Randy Rhoads’ death in a tragic plane crash on Friday, March 19th 1982 on Tommy Vance’s Friday Rock Show on B.B.C Radio 1. I never got to see him play as even though I had tickets for an OzzyIt is hard to believe that it is 33 years since I heard the news of Randy Rhoads’ death in a tragic plane crash on Friday, March 19th 1982 on Tommy Vance’s Friday Rock Show on B.B.C Radio 1. I never got to see him play as even though I had tickets for an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Stafford Bingley Hall in December 1981, the whole UK tour was cancelled. The tour was scheduled for late 1982 with Brad Gillis doing a great job on guitar but Ozzy’s band was never the same after Randy’s death at the tender age of 25. To coincide with that fateful day, guitarist Bob Kulick has compiled and produced a tribute album released on March 19th 2015 via UDR Music. It contains 11 tracks, 2 of which are from Randy’s period with Quiet Riot and the other 9 from his time with Ozzy Osbourne. A number of various artists are used albeit with some glaring omissions. 8 tracks are sung by Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, 1 by Serj Tankian and 2 from Randy’s brother Kelle who sings on 1 0f the 2 Quiet Riot tracks. So strangely enough, Ozzy has not contributed on vocals and […]

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