Iconic Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads has been posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
The late guitarist received the Musical Excellence Award at this year’s ceremony, which was held yesterday (Saturday, October 30) at Cleveland, Ohio’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Randy was inducted by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello who said in a video message. “Randy Rhoads is a peerless talent. He revived Ozzy Osbourne’s career as his gunslinger sideman. And it was Randy Rhoads’s poster that I had on my wall… You could study Randy’s songs in a university-level musicology class and bang your heads to them in a 7-11 parking lot.”
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett also provided a video in tribute of Randy, saying: “All of a sudden, the curtain came down unexpectedly and the show was over before it really, really got going.” Longtime Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde also commented, saying “Randy, hands down, sits at” the round table of greatness in the Hall Of Fame alongside Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Eddie Van Halen.
Randy Rhoads died tragically in a plane crash on March 19, 1982. He was just 25 years old
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