Previously Unheard Joint Randy Rhoads and Ozzy Osbourne Recordings Surface

The tracks have been made available by "Blizzard of Ozz" bassist Bob Daisley.

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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, Hennemusic reports.

Rhoads was killed in a plane accident at the age of 25 on March 19, 1982 while on tour with Osbourne.

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 below (via bobdaisley.сom).

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

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    For real. Randy Rhoads' death is one of the worst tragedies in Rock history. These demos just prove even more how much he had to offer as a guitar god.
    Thank you Ultimate-Guitar for recognizing Randy on the day of his death. ALSO, thank you Bob Daisley for sharing a sample of "The Holy Grail" with us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Most importantly, R.I.P. Randy Rhoads.
    The first one is akward... and the 4th tracks vocal melody sounds like that "I empathize with enemies..." part from Sabbath's God Is Dead.
    Cool to hear- but the first sample doesn't even sound like Ozzy at the start; more like Randy Newman. The other samples are bitchn' though.
    Way Cool JR.
    Randy should be a testament to us all to always listen to our gut instincts. He never wanted to get on that plane and was pressured to do so. It ultimately lead to the demise of a great man and all that he could have shared with us through the voice of his guitar. We all miss you Randy and we will always cherish what you gave to the world. R.I.P Mr. Rhoads
    The 2nd soundclip (Which is named Sample 3) is actually based on QR's "Breaking up is a heartache". It's on the RR Years album by QR. Other than that and the Crazy Train sample (with yet another awesome solo!), it was very interesting to hear more RR material. Big thanks to Bob Daisley for finally sharing these!
    The second one was actually released on the rereleases of Blizzard with Rob Trujillo and Mike Bordin. And for RR fans, a cool solo.
    Hadn't heard any of them except for 3. Musically 3 is no different from the studio recording, it's just a prepro demo. Interesting to hear the seemingly improvised solo on Crazy Train on #2, and some whole new sounding tracks on #1 and #4! Also... RELEASE THIS STUFF IN FULL, MAN!