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R.I.P. Randy Rhoads!

Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by Steve Smyth, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Steve Smyth

    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Today is the 25th anniversary of the death of one of my alltime guitar heroes, Randy Rhoads.

    Wanted to go down to San Bernadino for the memoriam today, but alas, docs orders to stay at home for now have prevented this.

    Randy was an amazing guitar player, musician, and from most written accounts, a wonderful human being as well, all things that have influenced me from the first time I ever heard him on Blizzard of Ozz, then Diary Of A Madman, albums that, to me, will always stand the test of time!

    Having played his music within Sweet Leaf, our Black Sabbath/Ozzy tribute, for years, was a very fun experience, and a great learning one as well. Something I'll always learn from.

    R.I.P RANDY!!!:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
     
  2. MaryJ

    MaryJ Bassist for Bedlam Galore

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    RIP man! :headbang:
     
  3. BbqBats

    BbqBats The Seventh Tongue of God

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    Taken away far too soon, RIP
     
  4. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    very true!
    RIP Randy!
     
  5. Souls of Black

    Souls of Black Thrashing Tempest

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    RIP Randy! Creative genius!!

    Holy shit, 25 years.....o_O

    I still remember the first time I heard BoO, I was floored. Then DoaM, wow still one of my all time favorites, such heart felt playing. :headbang:
     
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    lad Pte. Hell

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    RIP Randall Rhoads. What an influence and inspiration for myself and so many others.
     
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    Indeed! RIP Randy......one of the best to ever play the guitar!:kickass:
     
  8. RaferMadness

    RaferMadness Happy people Piss me off

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    Hell Yeah, I can only imagine the tunes he would be writing now, he is missed...
     
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    he was way to young...thats what horrible about it. RIP
     
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    RIP to a great guitar player
     
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    Yeh, he was so amazing. He made me want to learn the guitar.
     
  12. ginamarina

    ginamarina i kill eggs. sue me.

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    wow, it's been that long. As a high school kid I remember we always toasted to Randy at parties, multiple times. :) Blizzard and Diary were both genius to me back then, and they still are in my roots. Always wonder what might have been, he was so brilliant...

    G
     
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    Netherworld Industrial Twilight

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    RIP to Randy. An inspiration of mine as well. Brilliant musician, no questions asked.
     
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  15. Steve Smyth

    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    No problem, Steve. I was a teacher in San Bernardino and one of my students told me about him being buried there. She said, "oh, you like metal. We have a rock star buried at the cemetary up the road. I think his name is Rhoads?" I said, "Randy Rhoads?" She said, "yeah, that's it."
     
  17. vengeance302

    vengeance302 NILE NILE NILE NILE!

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    Did she have absolutley no idea who he was? What a shame...



    RIP Rhoads.
     
  18. DeviousDarren

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    Nope, just knew that he was a rock star. I about shit my pants when she told me. Diary of a mad man was one of the first albums that got me into metal. It's a shame I never got a chance to see Rhoads play live.
     
  19. futureguitarlegend

    futureguitarlegend tmnj era shredder(get it?

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    he is my biggest influence he was too young
     

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