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Randy Rhoads is one of the most highly lauded guitarists ever to grace the planet, having elevated the music of Ozzy Osbourne to incredible heights with a pre-modern power metal sound that meticulously drew elements from all sorts of genres that had yet to be defined at the time. Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute seeks to pay homage to the musical influence of many musicians these days.

For the full tracklist and list of involved musicians, look below at the full press release.

    One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads (heralded as the legendary lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot) will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute on March 3, 2015 via UDR Music.

    A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others.

    The album was produced and compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.

    Along with the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute will also contain a bonus DVD available in the digipack version, including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists, hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy’s mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.

    Pre-order details coming soon! Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute will also be available in double vinyl gatefold and digital formats.

    Full track listing with performers:

    1. Crazy Train
    Vocals: Serj Tankian
    Gtrs: Tom Morello
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Vinny Appice

    2. Over the Mountain
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Gtrs: Jon Donais
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Frankie Banali

    3. Mr Crowley
    Vocals: Chuck Billy
    Gtrs: Alexi Laiho
    Keyboards: Kelle Rhoads
    Bass Rudy: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Vinny Appice

    4. Believer
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Gtrs: Doug Aldrich
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Vinny Appice

    5. Back To The Coast (Quiet Riot)
    Vocals: Kelle Rhoads
    Gtrs: Bruce Kulick
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Frankie Banali

    6. I Don’t Know
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Gtrs: George Lynch
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Brett Chassen

    7. S A T 0
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Rhythm guitars: Bob Kulick
    Lead guitar: Dweezil Zappa
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Vinny Appice

    8. Killer Girls (Quiet Riot)
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Gtrs: Joel Hoekstra
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Brett Chassen

    9. Goodbye to Romance
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Gtrs: Gus G.
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Brett Chassen

    10. Suicide Solution
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Gtrs: Brad Gillis
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Brett Chassen

    11. Flying High Again
    Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
    Gtrs: Bernie Torme
    Bass: Rudy Sarzo
    Drums: Brett Chassen

    A lover of classical music, Rhoads had taken initial steps into rock’n’roll as a 16 year old when he formed a band, that soon became Quiet Riot. Rhoads was vaulted to the limelight in 1979 when Ozzy Osbourne chose the relatively unknown guitarist to help shape a new future for him via his band, Blizzard of Oz. The result saw Rhoads co-script two of the most famous albums in hard rock history, Blizzard Of Oz and Diary of A Madman, and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing. Famed for the way he fused classical flavors with technically-excellent hard rock, Rhoads became one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.

    When he tragically passed away on March 19, 1982 in a plane accident, Rhoads was only 25 years old, but thankfully, the legend of his work, ethos and their continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never dimmed.

    Celebrate the life and legend of Randy Rhoads with Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute.

    For more information on this release, please visit http://udr-music.com/index.php/randyrhoads-info.

-KG

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