Sunday, December 8, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne offers reward for stolen Randy Rhoads gear

Ozzy Osbourne is offering a $25,000 reward for a collection of Randy Rhoads gear that was recently stolen from the Rhoads family’s music school.

“As many of you have heard, the Musonia School of Music in N. Hollywood, CA (the school where Randy Rhoads famously taught guitar) was viciously robbed on Thanksgiving night,” explains Ozzy. “Musonia was run by Randy’s late mother, Delores, and after his death 37 years ago, the school became something of a pilgrimage to his fans from all over the world. It is a place where the Rhoads Family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy.

“As you can imagine, the items that were stolen, including Randy’s first electric guitar, are irreplaceable to the Rhoads Family. I am heartbroken that these treasured physical memories of Randy and Delores have been taken from the family so I’ve decided to personally offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of all stolen items.

“For information regarding the theft or return of these items please contact: Nick D’Argenzio Phone: 818-281-7893 E-Mail:

Here is a list and images of the items that were taken:

* Randy Rhoads’ First Electric Guitar Owned, Harmony Rocket Est. 1963

* Randy Rhoads’ Original Quiet Riot Gear - Peavey Amp Head, 1970s

* Randy Rhoads Series Marshall Head, Rare Protoype No. 1 or 2 given to the family by Marshall Company.

* Delores Rhoads’ First Trumpet, a Prewar/Great Depression Era Silver Fresh Besson Trumpet. This was given to her as a child by her medical doctor father in exchange for medical services as a barter during the great depression. This subsequently sparked Delores Rhoads long lived music career.

* 40 years of fan gifts to the Rhoads Family, memorabilia, all photos of Randy Rhoads, the Osbournes, Delores Rhoads, and miscellaneous instruments were taken."

Rhoads died in a plane accident in Leesburg, FL on March 19, 1982 at the age of 25 while on tour with Osbourne; the guitarist appeared on the rocker’s first two studio records – 1980’s “Blizzard Of Ozz” and 1981’s “Diary Of A Madman” – and a few live releases.

Osbourne – who just issued a solo career-spanning, limited edition vinyl box set entitled “See You On The Other Side” – will release a new album, "Ordinary Man", in January.

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