Zakk Wylde Pays Tribute To Randy Rhoads

Zakk Wylde, who's a huge admirer of Randy Rhoads's work, recently spoke to MusicRadar.com about the guitarist's legacy.

Zakk Wylde Pays Tribute To Randy Rhoads
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Monday, March 19 marks the 30th anniversary of guitar legend Randy Rhoads's death in a plane crash. Zakk Wylde, who's a huge admirer of Rhoads's work, recently spoke to MusicRadar.com about the guitarist's legacy. "The testimony to Randy's greatness is the fact that we all still remember. Whenever my buddies and I get together, we can't help but talk about Randy Rhoads," Wylde said. "Let's say he didn't have to go up to God's tavern when the good Lord needed him. Let's say he just walked away from it all and went back to teaching, which he was thinking of doing; he wasn't all that comfortable with the fame thing and playing big places. He'd still be a total legend for what he did on those first two Ozzy Osbourne records. What he achieved in just a couple of years is right up there with the best of the best. He did on two albums what most guys can't do on 20. That's pretty remarkable." Wylde went on to talk about Rhoads's influence on his playing. "He had unbelievable technique and could do all the things on the guitar that are astounding," he said. "His scales, the diminished scales he used unreal. But it was his writing and the way he composed his solos I mean, his solos were songs within the songs... He was way ahead of what everybody else was doing." Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.

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    fastlanestoner
    correct! I don't think Jake Lee gets nearly enough love...his style is like Randy and Zakk combined!
    ironBLSmaiden
    B.B. Gunn wrote: Oh wow what big news, Zakk Wylde riding Randy Rhodes dick more.
    He doesn't say anything about himself or say anything to make himself look good, he's simply talking about him on the anniversary of his death. I guess according to you that makes him an *****. You, sir, are a douchebag.
    Stony Lix
    just like remembering a family member who has past on - you don't stop talking about them - I agree, douchebag comment... some lives are short lived - some are long-lived... just love and appreciate each individual (or condemn them) based on their character... this wiper shows what he's made of - God Bless him though, prolly nobody else will.
    ironBLSmaiden
    B.B. Gunn wrote: ironBLSmaiden wrote: B.B. Gunn wrote: Oh wow what big news, Zakk Wylde riding Randy Rhodes dick more. He doesn't say anything about himself or say anything to make himself look good, he's simply talking about him on the anniversary of his death. I guess according to you that makes him an *****. You, sir, are a douchebag. No care ever lolololol. Why talk about the anniversary of anybodies death honestly? It already happened. It's not like talking about them will bring them back. Their legacy is all they have to carry their name on.
    Oh you know what, you're right, cause Zakk Wylde was definitely talking about Randy dying and bringing him back from the dead rather than just saying he was a good guitarist... seriously dude wtf haha
    Superperfex
    There is just something beyond unique listening to Randy play in the recordings. Whatever the "it" factor was, he had it and it showed in his guitar work.
    Superperfex
    There is just something beyond unique listening to Randy play in the recordings. Whatever the "it" factor was, he had it and it showed in his guitar work.
    B.B. Gunn
    ironBLSmaiden wrote: B.B. Gunn wrote: Oh wow what big news, Zakk Wylde riding Randy Rhodes dick more. He doesn't say anything about himself or say anything to make himself look good, he's simply talking about him on the anniversary of his death. I guess according to you that makes him an *****. You, sir, are a douchebag.
    No care ever lolololol. Why talk about the anniversary of anybodies death honestly? It already happened. It's not like talking about them will bring them back. Their legacy is all they have to carry their name on.