In a recent interview with “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, former Ozzy Osbourne and Dio bassist Rudy Sarzo has revealed how he felt when legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads died.
He said that ‘I didn’t know how to deal with it. It was incredibly painful.’ Here’s the statement:
“As a band member, we have responsibilities to keep what we have created alive, whether a member leaves the group or he passes on.
I wish I would have understood that over 35 years ago when Randy Rhoads passed, because I would have not left Ozzy, but I didn’t know how to deal with it. It was incredibly painful.
Now, any time that I have an opportunity — like, we do these Randy Rhoads tributes, and it gives me an opportunity to not only celebrate his memory, but continue on the responsibility that we that played the music — that we were his friends, his band mates — to carry the torch on behalf of his compositions, his musicianship and his friendship.”
A month ago, an another Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee revealed the favorite guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne. He said:
“Well, Randy. I’m discounting myself of course. Zakk’s incredible and he’s done some really good stuff, but Randy, for no other reason than that it was Ozzy’s first thing out of Sabbath and Randy’s style and playing really kicked it up to where he couldn’t be ignored.
And we don’t get to hear anything else from Randy. So that makes it special for me.”
You can listen to the entire interview from below.