Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD), Scotti Hill (SKID ROW), Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO, QUIET RIOT), Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION), Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) and Sin Quirin (MINISTRY) are among the musicians who gathered this past Sunday night (March 19) to honor one of rock's most legendary guitarists at the "Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration For A Guitar Legend" concert at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California.
Founded in 2013 by former WHITESNAKE drummer Brian Tichy and his producing partner Joe Sutton, the event is aimed at recognizing the incredible contributions of the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, whose life was tragically cut short at the young age of 25.
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of California Rock News).
Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of the passing of Randy Rhoads in a tragic plane accident while on tour with Ozzy Osbourne and the BLIZZARD OF OZZ band.
Tichy said about his decision to launch the event: "I love Randy Rhoads! He came into my life right at the same time I was learning guitar: 1980. He made me want to learn every note he played. I was already a drummer, but the guitar was right there with the drums, and a lot of that initial inspiration came from Randy's playing on 'Blizzard Of Ozz'. I didn't know what I was doing, but I really wanted to play like Randy Rhoads."
The house band ("The Madmen")
* Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO, QUIET RIOT) - Bass
* Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL, WHITESNAKE) - Drums
* Dewey Bragg (MÖTH, KILL DEVIL HILL) - Vocals
* Steve Ferlazzo - Keyboards
* Kelle Rhoads
* Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio
* Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION)
* Neil Turbin (ANTHRAX)
* Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO)
* Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS)
* Chas West (Jason Bonham, LYNCH MOB, 3 LEGGED DOGG)
* Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS)
* Sin Quirin (MINISTRY)
* Ira Black (WESTFIELD MASSACRE, LIZZY BORDEN)
* Jimmy Burkard (BILLY IDOL)
* Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
* Scotti Hill (SKID ROW)
* Walter Ino (SURVIVOR)
* Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL, WHITESNAKE)
* Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON)
* August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung)
* Johnny Blade (THE YOUNG ROYALS)
* Mark Zavon (KILL DEVIL HILL)