The first song from FARMIKOS
, the new band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE
/DAVID LEE ROTH
guitarist Joe Holmes
, can be streamed at Farmikos.com
is joined in the new group by former LAIDLAW
singer Robert "Robbie" Locke
(pictured below with Holmes
, 49, took lessons from legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads
, QUIET RIOT
) in 1979 before forming the Los Angeles-based band TERRIFF
in 1983. Holmes
briefly left TERRIFF
in 1987 to join LIZZY BORDEN
and stayed with the latter group for a year before reforming TERRIFF
After guitarist Jason Becker
was diagnosed with ALS while recording DAVID LEE ROTH
's album "A Little Ain't Enough"
in 1990, Holmes
stepped in to replace him.
In 1995, after Ozzy Osbourne
had finished recording the "Ozzmosis"
album, a replacement for Zakk Wylde
was needed for the tour and Holmes
got the job.
"It's really spooky," Ozzy
once said in an interview, "because when Joe
plays the Randy Rhoads
stuff, he plays just like him — it's like I can see Randy
's guitarist for five years, before leaving the band during the writing sessions for the "Down To Earth"
album. Although Holmes
does not play on the CD, the songs "Facing Hell"
and "That I Never Had"
, which were co-written by Holmes
, appear on the album.