Legendary OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads' induction into Hollywood's RockWalk earlier today turned downright embarrassing when the bronze bust unveiled during the ceremony and later installed along the RockWalk posthumous inductee wall displayed the guitarist's often-misspelled last name as "Rhodes" (an error that has since apparently been corrected). Check out photos from Getty Images: Photo#1, Photo#2, Photo#3, Photo#4, Photo#5. View more photos from Wire Image, Film Magic, LFI, Daily Celeb, Celebrity Photo, Yahoo, Globe Photos, Rex Features (Page1, Page2),and Mavrix Photo.
About 200 fans turned out to see the ceremony and hear from Ozzy Osbourne himself, who praised Rhoads' virtuoso brand of heavy metal guitar playing, according to the Associated Press.
"I will never forget Randy, he was a small guy with giant talent," Osbourne said. "Not a day goes by that my family doesn't think about him. He will never die in our hearts."
Added wife and manager Sharon Osbourne: "This is a testament to Randy after 22 years on how great his talent is that we don't forget him. We'll never forget him."
Rhoads' bust was set in a wall next to another rock guitar hero — Jimi Hendrix. Other attendees included Delores Rhoads and family, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY),Yngwie Malmsteen, Frankie Banali (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.),Rudy Sarzo (ex-QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE),John5 (MARILYN MANSON),Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME),Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD),Chuck Wright (HOUSE OF LORDS, ex-QUIET RIOT) and Bob Kulick.