'Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute' Album Available For Streaming In its Entirety
March 2, 2015
One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads — best known for his work with OZZY OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT — will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of "Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute" on March 3 via UDR Music.
The entire "Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute" album can be streamed below.
A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, "Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute" is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN),Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE),Vinny Appice (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH),Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN),Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT),Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM),George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB),Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE),Bruce Kulick (KISS),Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO),Dweezil Zappa and others.
The album was produced and compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.
Along with the album, "Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute" will contain a bonus DVD available in the digipack version, including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists, hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy's mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.
"Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute" will also be available in double vinyl gatefold and digital formats.
Check out a trailer and EPK (Electronic Press Kit) below.
A lover of classical music, Rhoads had taken initial steps into rock 'n' roll as a 16-year-old when he formed a band, that soon became QUIET RIOT. Rhoads was vaulted to the limelight in 1979 when Ozzy Osbourne chose the relatively unknown guitarist to help shape a new future for him via his band, BLIZZARD OF OZZ. The result saw Rhoads co-script two of the most famous albums in hard rock history, "Blizzard Of Ozz" and "Diary of A Madman", and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing. Famed for the way he fused classical flavors with technically excellent hard rock, Rhoads became one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.
When he tragically passed away on March 19, 1982 in a plane accident, Rhoads was only 25 years old, but thankfully, the legend of his work, ethos and their continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never dimmed.