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"The March 19th, 2012 Randy Rhoads Celebration was a day of mixed emotions. It marked the thirtieth year since the guitar legend lost his life in a plane accident in Leesburg, Florida, along with fifty eight-year-old makeup artist Rachel Youngblood and pilot/bus driver Andrew Aycock, who was thirty six. The story shocked his growing international fanbase, and many Rock lovers still clearly recall hearing the unthinkable news.
He may have never known it, but Randy Rhoads was as loved as he was exceptionally talented. Though he would only ever put out two albums each with OZZY and QUIET RIOT (the latter of which he founded), and though he’s been “gone” for three decades, so many of the Memorial attendees were people who weren’t even alive in the same window of time as Randy! That in itself is very impressive, and accounts for his incredible star power. He has inspired many people not just from his own generation, but all those after.
And the fact that many hardcore fans who showed up at the event could not talk about him without shedding tears, or had traveled from GREAT distances to be in San Bernardino for this day of reflection, even after all this time – it’s really quite something, isn’t it?
I can’t think of many young, modern artists who have had relatively underground careers (or whose legacy is known almost exclusively amongst Metalheads) and on top of that, who have redefined their craft and certainly the future of their GENRE in such a big way. I mean, think about it… and this is corroborated by a few people there, including one fan we interviewed named Shawn Chamberlain – they didn’t really play stuff like BLACK SABBATH on the radio. LED ZEPPELIN, certainly. But SABBATH?"
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|Av Alex Liljeblom 06 apr 2012 07:32|