Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne made a crucial statement about ‘Musonia School of Music’ which was robbed by the thieves.
Ozzy Osbourne offered a major reward for information about the thieves who stole the instruments that once belonged to his iconic guitarist, Randy Rhoads.
In the statement, Ozzy Osbourne explained how valuable the late guitarist’s items were, and he would give a reward of $25,000 to useful information about the person or people who stole these items.
Here’s what Ozzy Osbourne wrote:
“As many of you have heard, the Musonia School of Music in N. Hollywood, CA (the school where Randy Rhoads famously taught guitar) was viciously robbed on Thanksgiving night.
Musonia was run by Randy’s late mother, Delores, and after his death 37 years ago, the school became something of a pilgrimage to his fans from all over the world. It is a place where the Rhoads Family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy.
As you can imagine, the items that were stolen, including Randy’s first electric guitar, are irreplaceable to the Rhoads Family. I am heartbroken that these treasured physical memories of Randy and Delores have been taken from the family so I’ve decided to personally offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of all stolen items.”
He also shared a list of stolen items along with a phone number and an email address for communication.
Here’s the list below.
“Randy Rhoads’ First Electric Guitar Owned, Harmony Rocket Est. 1963
Randy Rhoads’ Original Quiet Riot Gear – Peavey Amp Head, 1970s
Randy Rhoads Series Marshall Head, Rare Protoype No. 1 or 2 given to the family by Marshall Company.
Delores Rhoads’ First Trumpet, a Prewar/Great Depression Era Silver Fresh Besson Trumpet.
This was given to her as a child by her medical doctor’s father in exchange for medical services as a barter during the great depression. This subsequently sparked Delores Rhoads long lived music career.
40 years of fan gifts to the Rhoads Family, memorabilia, all photos of Randy Rhoads, the Osbournes, Delores Rhoads, and miscellaneous instruments were taken. The photo shown in the main room was cleared out.”
Check out the Facebook post below.