Remembering Randy Rhoads: Celebrate The Legacy Of Heavy Metal’s Great Guitar Hero!

by (@BHSmithNYC)

Eddie Trunk 2014

Eddie Trunk (Famed heavy metal DJ and author and That Metal Show host)

When did you first hear Randy Rhoads play guitar?

With Quiet Riot. Although I didn’t see them live with him I did have the Japanese imports of their first two albums.

What’s your favorite Randy Rhoads guitar solo?

There’s so many but probably “Mr. Crowley.” I love the melody in the first part and then how he just goes off.

What do you think was his impact was on guitar playing?

He had the perfect balance of melody and fireworks. I loved his melodic, classical influences, but then he would come right back with amazing shredding and squeals and pings. I also loved his rhythm guitar playing and all the power slide stuff he did. You hear a lot of that in other players I also love like Zakk Wylde and John Sykes.

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