Ozzy Osbourne Feels Sad About Randy Rhoads’ Mother After The Announcement That He Will Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Black Sabbath legend, Ozzy Osbourne expressed his feelings about his late guitarist, Randy Rhoads’ induction of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also shared that he was sad about his mother and explained the reason why during his interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.
As you remember, Randy Rhoads started his musical career in Quiet Riot which he was founded with Kelly Garni. Then he auditioned to play for Ozzy Osbourne and he admired his talent very much. He played the guitar of ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ and ‘Diary Of A Madman.’ Later, in his autobiography entitled ‘I Am Ozzy,’ Osbourne stated that he was very surprised about why a talent like Rhoad wanted to play for a ‘bloated alcoholic wreck’ like him.
However their partnership didn’t last long, Rhoads died in a plane crash at the age of twenty-five during a tour with Osbourne in 1982. Osbourne was shocked and devastated after his death and later he said that he was about to end his musical career when he lost Rhoad. But he continued to play and pay tribute to his guitarist. He wanted to be sure that he wasn’t forgotten.
On May 12, 2021, it was announced that Randy Rhoads will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Recently, Osbourne shared his happiness about his induction even if it took so long. According to him, Rhoad was an amazing guitarist and must be honored. However, he was also sad about one thing about Rhoads’ mother. He revealed that Rhoads was very close with his mother. Because his mother passed away, she couldn’t witness his son’s success but his brother and sister will.
Here’s what he said:
“I knew him for a very short amount of time. But what he gave me in that short amount of time was immeasurable in fucking greatness. To get somebody like Randy Rhoads to play on two albums, and for those two albums to sound as good as the day they were recorded, is something else. And I’m forever in gratitude for that. God only knows where that man would be today. The very fact that he’s not here to breathe the air is just a fucking crime.
Thank God that he’s getting recognized by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He finally got there in the end. I’m sad that his mother was not alive to see it, because he was very close to his mom. I know his brother, Kelle, and his sister, Kathy, are going to be really chuffed about it. It shows that he’s not been forgotten. He was a dedicated, true musician, and he was a lovely guy. I still think about him all the time.“
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