Randy Rhoads was one in a million. A founding member of Quiet Riot and subsequent guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads reached guitar God status in a very short time. His untimely death in 1982 shocked fans and stunned the world. Now, 32 years later, his legacy stands as one of rock’s most influential guitarists. On January 25, 2014, friends and fans of Randy Rhoads paid homage to him with an all-star celebration at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California.
Bonzo Bash creators, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton, in conjunction with Kelle Rhoads and the Rhoads Family organized Randy Rhoads Remembered, a star-studded event during NAMM show weekend. Legendary bassist and Rhoads bandmate, Rudy Sarzo and Rhoads student/guitarist Brent Woods joined with rock’s elite to put on the ultimate tribute to the man himself.
Randy Rhoads inspired many guitar players. On January 25, 2014, the following musicians honored his memory: Rudy Sarzo, Brian Tichy, Brent Woods, Chaz West, Brad Gillis, Nuno Bettencourt, Phil Soussan, Neil Turbin, Stephen LeBlanc, Robert Mason, Marty Friedman, Alex Skolnick, Phil Demmel, Tracii Guns, Gus G., Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Kiko Loureiro, Rowan Roberston, and Corky Laing.