RUDY SARZO To Appear On KNAC.COM's 'WildSide' This Saturday

Veteran bass musician Rudy Sarzo (DIO, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will appear on KNAC.COM's "WildSide" program as the special guest of host DJ Diana DeVille this Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. PST to discuss his new book, "Off the Rails", which includes a first-person account from his personal day-by-day diary of events while touring with Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads in the early Eighties. Sarzo will also be discussing his current musical projects.

As previously reported, Sarzo will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, January 24. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

"Off the Rails" was originally due in 2005 but was delayed after Sharon Osbourne allegedly applied pressure to have the book pulled.

According to a posting by Sarzo on a message board, the original manuscript has not changed. "The Osbournes' disapproval of the book has not influenced me to make a single change from the original manuscript," Rudy reportedly said.

In an April 2005 interview with Greg Prato of Billboard.com, Sarzo stated about the book, "I kept a diary, like a journal. And I have the details of all those [tour] dates, mainly because my accountant at the time requested that I did. I would keep records of my travels for tax purposes. There's so much misinformation about that period on the Internet. I think somebody probably grabbed an old itinerary, and just went by that as 'These are the dates.' At the time, there were a lot of cancellations and rescheduling, especially after the accident."

Regarding the accident that killed Rhoads and two others, Sarzo said, "The spookiest thing looking back at it, I got a chill when I got to [the day of the accident] March 19th [in the journal and] it's missing. It was like, 'Wow.' Having to go back in my head and walk down those corridors, because a lot of this stuff, it still is hard to talk about it, because people ask me about [it]. Every time I tell the account of what happened that day, I have to relive it. And it's so hard. That's one of the reasons why I wrote it, so I don't have to talk about it anymore, you know what I mean? If you really want to know what happened, just read that chapter, if anything."

(Thanks: Andrew / The Space Lord)

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