Legendary Randy Rhoads has done wonders as a guitar player.
He is considered as a inspiration by lots of guitar players in the rock & heavy metal industry.
Recently in a interview with AL.com, Rudy Sarzo explained why Randy was more successful with Ozzy as compared to his stint in Quiet Riot.
Giving example of “Diary of a Madman” , Rudy said:
“I even asked Randy about it. Because that was my impression when I first heard the ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ record. Like, ‘What happened? What’s going on here?’ [Laughs] I used to teach at his family’s (music) school, Musonia, and that’s the first time I ever heard Randy playing classical guitar. I didn’t even know he owned a classical guitar. Because we were very focused when it came to anything having to do with Quiet Riot. It was rehearsals or writing music to bring to the labels to see if we could get a record deal.”
Rudy further added:
“And at that time, we were basically chasing our tails, by trying to please the record company, taking their advice: You guys should write a song like this one or this one that’s on the Billboard charts. Even though we knew what we liked, we were trying anything possible to break in so we could be ourselves later on.”
Rudy finally revealed what made Randy famous, saying:
“So Randy went through that. I mean, he had so much deeper musical knowledge and capabilities, because he was schooled. He had a proper musical training – composition and reading and all that – because his family owned a music school. That was natural for him. So when he joined Ozzy, he asked Ozzy, ‘What do you want me to write?’ And Ozzy said, ‘Just be yourself.’ That’s when the real Randy showed up in the studio and started composing all those songs.”