Guitar World magazine lists Randy Rhoads at fourth place among the "Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of all Time"; Rolling Stone places Rhoads, born 1956, died 1982, at thirty-sixth place among the "100 best guitarists of all time."
There can be no question about it: the influence which Randy Rhoades brought and still brings on new generations of guitarists through his individual guitar style cannot be overemphasised. For this reason the memorial show, "Randy Rhoads Remembered", will be a reminder of the guitar genius who died much too young – realised authentically with great musical expertise by some of his Ozzy Osbourne companions of that time (including drummer Brian Tichy, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and keyboarder Don Airey).
Since during his short life of only 26 years Randy Rhoads played with such bands as Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot – recording, in the process, such pioneering albums as "Blizzard of Oz", "Diary of a Madman" (Osbourne) and "Quiet Riot" – the "Randy Rhoades Remember" show will at the same time be offering a high-quality foray through the founding period of heavy metal.
Randy Rhoads died on 19 March 1982 in tragic circumstances as a consequence of an air crash. His fluent, melodic and rhythmically accentuated playing makes Rhoads even today one of the most influential guitarists. Top virtuosos such as Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and Zakk Wylde identify him as their most important source of inspiration. If you want to know why, you should not miss "Randy Rhoads Remembered" on 2 April 2020 (starts 8 p.m.).