Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ozzy Osbourne: Previously unheard recordings with Randy Rhoads surface

To mark the 32nd anniversary of the tragic loss of Randy Rhoads, a series of previously unheard recordings of the guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne has surfaced online.

Rhoads was killed in a plane accident at the age of 25 on March 19, 1982 while on tour with Osbourne (read about the incident here).

The tracks have been made available by bassist Bob Daisley, who recorded more than seven hours of material during the writing, rehearsing and recording sessions of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman” albums.

Daisley refers to the tapes, which were recorded between December 8, 1979 and March 23, 1981, as “the Holy Grail” for Blizzard Of Ozz fans due to the rarity of the material.

The bassist explains the sessions in more detail and answers questions from fans, as well – check it out at

Originally a member of Quiet Riot, Rhoads shot to fame as the groundbreaking guitarist for Ozzy after playing on his first two solo albums.

See also:

Metallica to perform at MusiCares benefit concert honoring Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath to release Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978) box set
Ozzy Osbourne to receive Stevie Ray Vaughan Award
Black Sabbath guitarist selling UK mansion
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