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SO THIS HAPPENED

It’s Megadeth main man Dave Mustaine playing guitar with the San Diego Symphony on April 12, 2014. Words can not describe.

REMEMBERING RANDY RHOADS

Randy-Rhoads (1)March 19, 1982 is a date a lot of metal heads still remember. It’s the day that Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist and former guitarist for Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads lost his life. Ozzy’s tour bus driver, (and former pilot,) Andrew Aycock along with Randy and their makeup artist Rachel Youngblood were flying a small plane around the property where the band was staying. While trying to “buzz” the tour bus where the rest of the band where sleeping a wing clipped the bus and the plan crashed into the house on the property. All three were killed instantly and only could be identified by dental records. Randy was only 25 years old. On this anniversary of one metal’s most tragic deaths we remember Randy Rhoads. Enjoy the videos and crank up some early Ozzy in remembrance. This coming weekend we’ll pay our respects on the show by cranking up a bunch Ozzy from the Tribute album and we’ll hear from Zakk Wylde, Gus G, Rudy Sarzo and of course Ozzy himself.

(Randy photo from Rudysarzo.com)

Randy interview while he was in the band Quiet Riot

Ozzy live in ’82 with Randy

Of course the almighty “Crazy Train”

A compilation including Randy winning best new artist from Guitar Player Magazine 1981 plus interviews with Rudy Sarzo and Ozzy

HALF OF METALLICA ON GUITAR CENTER SESSIONS

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich must of needed some strings and some drumheads because they both stopped by the Guitar Center in San Francisco. Good thing there was a camera crew on hand.

STREAM THE ENTIRE METAL MASTERS 5 CLINIC

Metal Masters has been going for the last 5 years to kick off NAMM. It features a bunch of metal musicians getting together for not only a clinic but also the ultimate Heavy Metal Tribute concert. The Full stream from Gear Gods is available below.

Musicians:

  • Kerry King (SLAYER)
  • Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
  • Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
  • Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
  • David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
  • Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG)
  • Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS)
  • Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER)
  • Chris Broderick (MEGADETH)
  • Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN)
  • Rex Brown (KILL DEVIL HILL, PANTERA, DOWN)
  • Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
  • Steve Vai

The following songs were performed:

  • “Wrathchild” (IRON MAIDEN)
  • “Killers” (IRON MAIDEN)
  • “God Of Thunder” (KISS)
  • “Sargent D And The S.O.D.” (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH)
  • “Freddy Krueger” (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH)
  • “Strength Beyond Strength” (PANTERA)
  • “I’m Broken” (PANTERA)
  • “Postmortem” (SLAYER)
  • “Raining Blood” (SLAYER)
  • “Mouth For War” (PANTERA)
  • “Mandatory Suicide” (SLAYER)
  • “Five Minutes Alone” (PANTERA)
  • “South Of Heaven” (SLAYER)
  • “Angel Of Death” (SLAYER)
  • “Fucking Hostile” (PANTERA)

SO THIS IS HOW “BETH” WAS WRITTEN

In 1976 the rock band Kiss had their biggest charting hit, the rock ballad “Beth” from the classic Destroyer album. This is how our friends at Noisey imagine how it was written.