RHOADS TO OZZ-Ozzy/Randy Rhoads Tribute
Date: Mar 26, 2009 5:55 PM
Subject: RANDY RHOADS MEMORIAL TRIBUTE SHOW MARCH 19
RANDY RHOADS MEMORIAL FOOTAGE MARCH
This was amazing as expected. RTO Rocked ! FHA rocked ! Man what a night ! Kelle Rhoads
played live 2X, Kelle Garni played s cuts. Man what a night !
We are still knocked out from
last week. Hopefully the footage says enough.
We wanna thank Kathy and Kelle RHOADS and their
families for being present AND participating in the events @ The Whisky on March 19.
will be an ongoing presentation at The Whisky and all RHOADS fans should plan on being in Hollywood every March and December
for RHOADS TO OZZFEST !
And watch out for new RTO videos, uploads and mp3's.
TO OZZ -
Click on Randy to see the OFFICIAL web site the Master.
Click on Randy to see Randy-Rhoads.com
RANDY RHOADS's Interests
CRAZY TRAIN MR CROWLEY DEE DIARY OF A MADMAN
SUICIDE SOLUTION SOME OF THE VIDEO'S ARE A COUPLE OF SECONDS BEHIND, SO IT MIGHT NOT MATCH UP WHEN YOU WATCH IT...BUT YOU GET TO SEE THE VIDEO...PLUS
YOU GET TO SEE RANDY PLAY RIGHT!!! SO WE CAN DEAL WITH IT...ENJOY BELEIVER 3 GREAT SOLO'S I DONT KNOW SUICIDE SOLUTION
CRAZY TRAIN MR CROWLEY LIVE SOUND CHECK
FLYING ACCIDENT I DONT KNOW FLYING HIGH AGAIN CARRER WITH OZZY... 1980: Randy Rhoads' first gig with Ozzy Osbourne, and the recording of Blizzard of Ozz. 1981: Blizzard
Of Ozz and Diary of a Madman were both released. 1987: Ozzy Osbourne releases Tribute to commemorate the fifth anniversary
of Rhoads's death. The live recordings on Tribute were originally intended to be released as Ozzy's first live album, Speak
of the Devil (Talk of the Devil in the U.K.), but when Rhoads died, Osbourne shelved the tapes. Instead, Ozzy made a live
recording of songs from the Ozzy-era Black Sabbath catalogue, playing with his usual live ensemble (Rudy Sarzo on bass guitar
and Tommy Aldridge on drums) and guitarist Brad Gillis of Night Ranger substituting for Rhoads. The intended name of the live
album, however, did not change, and consequently Speak of the Devil is sometimes erroneously ascribed to Rhoads's discography.
REVELATION MOTHER EARTH Career with Quiet Riot 1975-1976: Rhoads first joined Quiet Riot with Frankie Banali, Kevin DuBrow, Kenny Hillery, and Rudy
Sarzo. 1977: The band signs a contract to CBS Records 1978: The band released its first album. 1979: The band released the
second album. 1980: Rhoads starts playing with Ozzy Osbourne 1981: Rhoads quits Quiet Riot so he can stay focused on his work
with Ozzy Osbourne, releasing Diary of a Madman. 1982: Rhoads dies in a plane crash. 1983: The band releases Metal Health
with a new guitarist, Carlos Cavazo. GOODBYE TO ROMANCE STEAL AWAY THE NIGHT NO BONE MOVIES OVER THE MOUNTAIN
RANDY RHOADS's Blurbs
me: Randy Rhoads Randall William Rhoads was born on December 6, 1956 at St. Johns hospital In Santa Monica, California. When
Randy was 17 months old, his father William Arthur Rhoads left his mother Delores Rhoads to raise all three children. Delores
Rhoads owned a music school. Randy started playing guitar at age 6 on his grandfather's old Gibson acoustic guitar. According
to Randy's mother, he learned to play some folk guitar which was a popular way to learn guitar at the time although Randy
didn't take lessons very long. By the time Randy was 14, he was in a band called Violet Fox, named after his mother's middle
name Violet. Randy then taught best friend Kelli Garni how to play bass and they formed Quiet Riot when Randy was about 16
(according to Randy's mother). Kevin Dubrow auditoned for vocalist in Randy's kitchen and was chosen. Then drummer Drew Forsythe
came into the picture. Quiet Riot played local bars and parties in L.A, Quiet Riot often played the same clubs as Mammoth
which would later change their name to Van Halen. The band snagged a Japanese record deal soon after and Quiet Riot's self-
titled debut album was released in Japan. Kelli Garni was replaced by future Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo. The band then
released Quiet Riot II. In 1979, ex-Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne was looking to start a new band. Future Slaughter bassist
Dana Strum recommended Randy Rhoads to Ozzy. Ozzy said to not even bother bringing him over but he did anyway. Randy walked
in with a Les Paul and a Fender practice amp and started warming up and Ozzy immediately gave him the job. Randy was actually
somewhat upset, saying Ozzy had not really heard him play yet. Ozzy described Randy's playing as "God entering my life." Randy
and Ozzy met bassist Bob Daisley in an English pub. Ozzy heard good things about Bob Daisley so he asked him to join his band;
Bob accepted. Ozzy and company auditioned many drummers but were being pressured by the record company - Jet Records - to
start recording. Finally, the last drummer on the list - Lee Kerslake - got the gig. They also hired keyboardist Don Airey
who had played with Ozzy a few years prior on the Black Sabbath album Never Say Die!. The new supergroup Blizzard Of Ozz headed
into the studio with ex-Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads, ex-Rainbow bassist Bob Daisley,
former Uriah Heep drummer Lee Kerlskae and Don Airey to record the band's debut album. They released two singles: "Mr. Crowley"
and the giant hit "Crazy Train". Ozzy showed his fans he still had a lot left; the lyrics varied from many subjects, including
Ozzy's trademark dark songs. The band toured and recorded Diary Of A Madman. Two days after recording was done, Ozzy fired
Kerslake and Daisley and hired ex-Black Oak Arkansas drummer Tommy Aldridge and ex-Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo; this lineup
played together for the duration of the Blizzard Of Ozz tour, during which the album Tribute (released several years later)
was recorded. Diary of a Madman was released shortly thereafter and Ozzy launched another tour with the same lineup. Randy
eventually told Ozzy, Tommy Aldridge and friend Kelli Garni that he was considering leaving rock for a few years to earn a
degree in classical guitar. On March 19, 1982, the band was headed to a festival headlined by Foreigner in Orlando, Florida
when they stopped at the bus driver's house in Leesburg, Florida. The driver (Andrew Aycock) was also a licensed pilot. Andrew
Aycock, Randy Rhoads and hairdresser Rachel Youngblood climbed into a plane and took off. Aycock tried to make a mock divebomb
at the bus but the plane clipped the bus and went flying into a house. Rhoads, at just 25 years of age, was killed instantly.
Aycock, 36 and Youngblood, 58 were also killed. Ex-Gillan guitar Bernie Torme replaced Randy for a few shows but Brad Gillis
was brought on for the remainder of the tour. In 1987, five years after Randy's death, Ozzy was finally ready to pay tribute
to Randy and released Tribute the only official live album with Ozzy and Randy. Tribute contains outstanding performances
by the whole band, including a jaw-dropping three-minute guitar solo by Rhoads. He is buried in [Mountain View Cemetery (http://www.mountainviewcemetery.org)]
in San Bernardino, California.