Bassist Rudy Sarzo recently spoke about his late Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne bandmate Randy Rhoads with Nick Bowcott of Sweetwater. Watch the interview below.

Rhoads was tragically killed in plane crash, on March 19th, 1982 , he was 25 years of age.

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  • Doug R. on

    Great interview. Always wonder what else the genius that was RR would have created if not for March 19th, 1982.

    • Dana on

      Me too, Rhoads was so incredibly talented. My all time favorite guitarist.

  • DR Is Live on

    I’ve often wondered what would have happened to Ozzy’s post Sabbath career if not for Rhoads. I’m sure he would’ve been fine. But Randy Rhoads was Randy f’n Rhoads – my favorite and one of the all time greats.

  • Doug on

    And the careers of Jake E. Lee and Zakk Wylde….(phenomenal guitarists in their own rights).

  • J J on

    Another great taken way early. The guitar sound on Oz / Randy Tribute album is just unreal. Hearing the amp tubes rip on the edge of rib cracking on that able is just iconic. The man was an incredible guitar player.

    • Rattlehead on

      I agree, JJ. Randy’s tone on the Tribute album is amazing.

  • Keith G on

    Great interview! Ozzy seems to have a knack for finding great guitar players – Randy, Jake E. Lee, Zak, etc. Not to mention his original guitar player, the riff master Tony Iommi. Randy was special, and taken WAY to soon.

    • Dana on


      I saw Ozzy in an interview once, where he said John Sykes also auditioned for him, and he was SHOCKED, because he claimed he no memory of that event. He said had he known Sykes was interested, he most likely would have considered giving him the gig. Now, that would have interesting.

      D 🙂

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