Randy William Rhoads
December 6, 1956 - March 19, 1982
Even today, 23 years after that errant plane crash he remains a source of great inspiration to many young guitarists including me. His mind-blowing and for the time completely over the top guitar playing and stage presence completely redefined rock and roll as we know it. It is fitting then that his name be given to Jackson's flagship line of guitars which were later picked up by great guitarists from the likes of Kirk Hammett to Alexi Laiho. His death was one the world could have done without. Still the legacy he left behind will be forever remembered.
Randy Is God!
I will be posting a review of 'Blizzard Of Ozz' (which admittedly would have been nothing had it not been for Randy's wild guitar playing), today in honor of Randy's contribution to heavy metal. Rest In Peace my brother.