Remembering Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads would’ve been 61 today (December 6).  Gone far too soon at the age of 25 in a tragic plane crash, Rhoads will be forever influential to hard rock and metal guitarists for his early work with Quiet Riot and most notably his work on Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo LPs, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman.

First Induction Class Heading Into Hall Of Heavy Metal History

The Hall of Heavy Metal History opens its doors tonight (January 18) in Los Angeles with its first inductees -- a list that includes Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Killmister, Scorpions,  guitarists Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot) and Ross "The Boss" Friedman (Manowar), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Osbourne, Whitesnake) and drummers Vinnie Appice (Black…

Remembering Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads would’ve been 60 today (December 6).  Gone far too soon at the age of 25 in tragic plane crash, Rhoads will be forever influential to hard rock and metal guitarists for his early work with Quiet Riot and most notably his work on Ozzy Osbourne's first two solo LPs, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman.

5 Late Rockers That Make Us Say ‘What If’

Rock and roll is filled with tragedy, as so many talented artists have left us too early at the height of their careers. Today would have been late singer Bon Scott’s 69th birthday, which made us think about other rockers whose untimely deaths made us think, “what if?”

Artists, Track Listing Revealed For Randy Rhoads Tribute Album

System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Dweezil Zappa are among the artists performing on Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute, an 11-track salute to Ozzy Osbourne's original guitarist that comes out March 3. The set also includes performances by former Judas Priest frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens, Testament's…

Top 5 Active Rock Les Paul Users

Les Paul has help shaped rock through his iconic Gibson guitar. In honor of his birthday, here’s our top five active rock Les Paul guitarists. Zakk Wylde Les Paul guitars and Zakk Wylde are a match made in rock heaven. The most notable instrument in his vast collection is his 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom…