Tag Archives: Randy Rhoads

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

Randy Rhoads Birthday Celebration Events Scheduled for Dec. 4

The “Rhoadsfest” Randy Rhoads birthday celebration concert will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, at Paladino’s Club in Tarzana, Calif. Event organizers bill Rhoadsfest as “the official Randy Rhoads tribute show permitted by the Rhoads family.” Rhoads was born Dec. 6, … Continue reading

Where Did the “Concorde” Come From?

True or false: Randy Rhoads named the first Jackson Rhoads prototype guitar model the “Concorde” after the supersonic aircraft of the same name. True. That’s right—the second custom V-shaped guitar built at the behest of the late, great Randy Rhoads … Continue reading

The 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads

The 30th Anniversary RR5FR Rhoads, in white with black graphics. As the Bloodline celebrates its 30th sonically sinister year, Jackson is very proud to unveil a very special limited edition model of the guitar that started it all, specifically designed … Continue reading