Ozzy Osbourne has commented on late guitarist Randy Rhoads’s upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Randy Rhoads played with Ozzy four decades ago and will receive the Musical Excellence Award at this year’s induction ceremony, which will be held at Cleveland, Ohio’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on October 30.
The Musical Excellence Award is given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.
Speaking to Sal Cirrincione for “The Classic Daily” and “Today’s Rock Facts” Ozzy said: “I’m so happy that Randy’s genius, which we all saw from the beginning, is finally being recognized and that he is getting his due. I only wish he was here in person to get this award and that we could all celebrate together. It’s really great that Randy’s family, friends and fans get to see him honored this way.”
Randy Rhoads and two others were killed on March 19, 1982 when the small plane they were flying in at Flying Baron Estates in Leesburg, Florida struck Osbourne’s tour bus, then crashed into a house. The guitarist was only 25 years old.
The induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO Max and streamed on HBO Max at a later date.