Metallica’s iconic bass guitarist Rob Trujillo was interviewed by ‘The Vinyl Guide’ and revealed how he felt after meeting a legendary Randy Rhoads by mentioning the time he joined Ozzy Osbourne.
In the conversation, Rob remembered the time he was re-recording bass parts of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’ and ‘Diary Of A Madman’ albums and explained why it was a weird situation for him.
Furthermore, he recalled the time he met with Randy Rhoads for the first time and stated that Randy is one of the most astonishing guitar heroes of him. Rob said that it was a huge privilege for him to meet a legend like Randy and said that he felt so lucky to listen to Randy’s unrecorded jams in the studio.
Here is what Rob Trujillo said about meeting Randy Rhoads:
“Randy is one of my heroes. I had the good fortune of seeing him play at Guitar Center before he was playing with Ozzy. It was in the middle of the day, they were handing him guitars, there was nobody in there except me, and I was like – I don’t know how old I was, but I was just blown away.
And I think I remember he was playing what would’ve been ‘Diary of a Madman,’ and I said to him, ‘Wow, those are beautiful chords’ I said something like, ‘Do you like John McLaughlin?’
I said something weird, and he was very quiet, it’s kind of like, ‘Don’t bother me right now.”
“Selfishly, I can say at least one of the rewards, if there was any reward for that – was hearing the outtake jams they were doing beyond what you heard on the original arrangements.
“All of a sudden, ‘Oh, the song goes another minute, and Randy’s still soloing?’ And there’d be some jokes, you can hear them talking…
That was, again, selfishly, that was really like, ‘Wow, I’m hearing this, and nobody else in the world is hearing this.’ That’s one thing I do remember, and then Lemmy coming in the studio and hanging out for the first time.”
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