Randy Rhoads

Birth name: Randall William Rhoads
Born: December 6, 1956
Santa Monica, California
Died: March 19, 1982
Leesburg, Florida
Genres: Heavy metal, hard rock, neo-classical metal
Instruments: Guitar
Years active: 1972–1982
Labels: Epic, Sony
Associated acts: Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot


Notable instruments

  • Jackson RR Signature Model
  • Karl Sandoval “Polka Dot” Flying V
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom



Randall William Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. A devoted student of classical guitar, Rhoads combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. Despite his short career, Rhoads is a major influence on neo-classical metal, and is cited as an influence by many guitarists and is included in several “Greatest Guitarist” lists. more at Wikipedia…