Tag Archives: Ozzy Osbourne

Honoring Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Gone

Thirty years ago today (March 19, 1982), Randy Rhoads was killed in a tragic plane crash in Leesburg, Fla., robbing the world of a breathtaking guitar virtuoso. After co-founding Quiet Riot at the age of 16, Rhoads went on to … Continue reading

Remembering Randy Rhoads

Legendary musician Randy Rhoads would have been 55 today (Dec. 6) had a tragic airplane accident not taken his life in March of 1982. The former Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist helped create the template of metal soloing that … Continue reading

Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman Jackson Giveaway Now Playing

Jackson fans now have a fantastic opportunity to win a Jackson guitar signed by the godfather of metal himself, Ozzy Osbourne. In the Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman Jackson Giveaway, one lucky shredder will find himself wielding … Continue reading

Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman 30th Anniversary Collector’s Box Set

Randy Rhoads fans rejoice—a 30th anniversary collector’s box set celebrating Ozzy Osbourne’s seminal Blizzard of Ozz (1980) and Diary of a Madman (1981) albums is set for May 31 release. 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of both albums, which are … Continue reading

Metal Mike 2011 Halford/Solo Album Update

Jackson was delighted recently to hear from an old friend who’s no stranger to Jackson fans, Mike “Metal Mike” Chlasciak, who checked in with an update on his most recent goings on, namely, his tour with Rob Halford opening for … Continue reading

Ozzfest 2010—The Metal Madness has Begun!

Our own intrepid Jackson journalist, Nick Bowcott, files this metallic missive from the first U.S. date of Ozzfest 2010 … Late summer has always been a great season for metal, and 2010 is no exception; the almighty Lamb of God, … Continue reading