Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. A devoted student of classical guitar, Randy combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style.
Randy was born on December 6, 1956. Unfortunately he passed away on March 19, 1982.
Randy Rhoads is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time! He has been on the covers of many guitar magazines and has influenced many guitar players, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Dimebag Darrell, Frank Hannon, Doug Aldrich, John 5, Steve Vai, Jake E. Lee, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, Michael Romeo, John Petrucci, Tom Morello, Joe Holmes, Neal Grusky (Takara), Michael Angelo Batio, Brad Gillis, George Lynch, Alexi Laiho, Mick Thomson, Paul Gilbert and Buckethead.