While you are cranking out three hours of classic metal this weekend inside Hangar 19 use this is your guide to enjoy. On March 19, 1982 we lost a metal hero, a huge talent that we didn’t get to experience enough. His name is Randy Rhoads and after forming Quiet Riot in the late 70′s he then left to play guitar for the newly formed solo band by then former Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne. This week in the Hangar we celebrate is life.
This live record was put out in 1988 as a tribute to Ozzy’s original guitarist Randy Rhoads. It was released on the 5 year anniversary of Randy’s tragic death. Most of the album is a live album recorded during a 1981 tour stop in Cleveland, OH and not only features some Ozzy classics but also a few choice Black Sabbath songs. This is a live record that every metal head should own as it shows off Randy’s playing so well.(album artwork courtesy of Epic Records)
This is the band that Randy formed in 1973. Although they didn’t have any real success until after Randy’s death and with the release of Metal Health in 1983. Although this is their 3rd album their first and second have been long out of print and are the only ones to feature Randy.
This week’s guests:
ZAKK WYLDE: Zakk played guitar with Ozzy from 1987 until 2009(ish) Randy was one of Zakk’s idols growing up and you can hear is full conversation with us right here.
GUS G.: Gus is Ozzy’s current guitar player and like the guy he replaced was heavily influenced by Randy Rhoads. To hear his talk with us from a few weeks ago check it out here.
Rudy Sarzo: Rudy played bass with Randy in an early incarnation of Quiet Riot, plus joined up with Ozzy’s band shortly before Randy’s death. Rudy also recently wrote a book about his time with Randy Rhoads, among other touring stories, that is really worth the read. You can check out that book at rudysarzo.com
Ozzy Osbourne: Randy’s death may of hit Ozzy more than anyone else. During their time together Randy and Ozzy became best friends.
Enjoy a tribute to a guy who died at the age of 25 long before his prime but is as just as influential today as he was in 1982 this week inside Hangar 19.