The Metal Den: RANDY RHOADS – Stills From The Long...
****UPDATE*** TMD has learned that these still shots are NOT from the upcoming Ozzy DVD, instead these stills are from unreleased film footage owned by the Phoenix brothers, who have still not chosen to release front row footage they once shot to the public. When we were first sent the screen shots this information was not included. We have now been informed of this via a member of RandyRhoads.us. TMD is not in the business of deceit or trying to take credit for something that we don’t have right to. TMD is a news outlet… we report news, and sometimes when reporting a whole lot of news during the day, false facts can and will be involved. In terms of Randy Rhoads, there are a ton of people who think they own Randy Rhoads and his legacy. No, ALL the fans have right to their love for the guitarist and trying to discover the true facts in his life story. TMD is not any different. We are the ultimate metal fans, without a doubt… and simply try to put it all out there, any little story tidbit to an overall subject matter, like Rhoads… for good or bad, that’s called journalism… it – like mostly everything in this world – is not an exact science. TMD watches other metal news sites steadily rip off the others news stories (literally copy/paste text verbatim) to post on their site without giving the original news source credit. It happens to TMD all the time!! Yet, we are a site that operates outside of that… giving credit when it’s due…and try to deliver ‘new, fresh stories’… even if sometimes we ourselves get pie on our face. It’s the danger of being in the news business. Period! With respect to Randy Rhoads, TMD will NEVER stop its pursuit of promoting one of the greatest electric guitar players ever… and helping expose his music to a new generation and for the future generations after that. If Sharon and Ozzy had their way, nobody would ever celebrate and talk about Randy. Hell, Sharon and Ozzy didn’t even care enough to attend Randy’s 25th death anniversary in 2007… and they continuously have shamed Randy’s legacy in many other ways, like replacing the bass and drums on the first two Ozzy albums, over money. So before any of YOU try to point fingers at TMD for being some scandalous operation… who apparently is ONLY trying to get 15 minutes of fame…take a step back and realize we are only the ‘messenger’… why in the hell shoot us? We did phrase our headline with a question mark, didn’t we? So TMD never all out claimed these were authentic Ozzy DVD stills, did we? No, we did not! TMD will still continue its pursuit of the facts in Randy’s story from a historical perspective… and around the time of his birth and death date every year, TMD will pay tribute to his musical legacy any way we see fit!!!
The Metal Den has obtained a couple still shots reportedly taken off footage that is from the long awaited OZZY OSBOURNE live DVD that features late great guitarist Randy Rhoads!
In November of 2010, Sony Music Entertainment was set to unleash re-releases of the classic Ozzy albums: Diary of a Madman and Blizzard of Ozz, featuring Randy Rhoads, with the original bass and drum tracks restored. These are said to be 2 disc Deluxe 30th Anniversary Editions with demos, rarities and previously unreleased live material. A limited Super Deluxe Edition of Blizzard of Ozz will be released in the U.K. only and features a newly designed DVD sized Digipak case with the 2 CD’s, a 65 minute DVD featuring never-before-seen live concert footage & interviews with Ozzy and the band, 3 Fender guitar picks, stickers, a faux invitation to the resurrection of Alistair Crowley and an 18cm by 12cm glossy 58-page booklet.
However, it’s now being widely reported that these releases apparently won’t see the light of day until 2011.
Ozzy Osbourne claims the disc boasts never-before-seen footage of his band performing in 1981. At that time, late guitarist Randy Rhoads was in the group and Ozzy even updated his Twitter page after watching the material, saying, “I’m speechless.” Again, no word yet on when exactly the Ozzy re-releases and DVD will hit shelves but you can bet a ton of Randy fans eagerly await to see the historic footage.