†R.I.P. Randy Rhoads† 28 Years On....
I would like to start this thread in honor of my personal guitar hero and one of the greatest guitarists to ever live, Randy Rhoads. Today marks the 28th anniversary of the fateful plane crash in which he died. In just a couple short years, he had transformed the face of rock 'n roll forever. He was Ozzy Osbourne's musical soulmate who helped pick him up out of the ashes of Black Sabbath, believed in him, and cheered him on every step of the way. He had a certain aura about him that brought the best out of every life he touched. No matter how big the stage, he never forgot where he came from, his students, and what his mother taught him, "You should never stop learning".
From the age of 8, he studied music theory and his technical prowess was surpassed only by his musical composition genius. From the first few notes, you knew it was Randy. He had a way of making the guitar sing. He would always tell his students, "When you talk, you do not speak in a monotone voice. Why would it be any different with your guitar?" Every note of every solo he left us with is so beautiful in its design.
I live every day knowing that the time we have is a precious gift, and that we should make the most out of what we have been given.
What a humble, gentle, wonderful soul....
Tragic he was taken from us so soon....
"Crazy Train" "After Hours" Footage
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Remember Randy Rhoads