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Tom Morello talks about Randy Rhoads

Here are a few things I dislike about Tom Morello:

– His ‘fuck the system’ pseudo-revolutionary rants who got old really fast
– His band’s vocalist being a rapper
– His comments on the UK riots from the safety of his home from overseas
– The short length of his guitar strap
– His hiding behind a ton of effects
– Being so overrated

Now here’s what I do like about him:

– His hats

Anyway, here’s what he had to say about Randy Rhoads:

I was big fan of punk rock and the whole do-it-yourself ethic, so for a guitar player to come along and rekindle the spirit and reset the bar for hard rock guitar players was a pretty big deal. See, I was never a big fan of the whole ‘party-hard-we’re-gonna-rock-harder’ world. I liked music. But I could see myself in Randy, how he was a real student of music.

Read full article here.

Except Randy didn’t have to hide behind hundreds of pedals, use a pitch shifter to disguise his noise as ‘guitar soloing,’ and other crap.


Zakk Wylde talks about Randy Rhoads

According to Zakk Wylde and his interviewer, Randy Rhoads ‘flourished’ only after he joined Ozzy.

In a recent interview, this is what the former Ozzy guitarist had to say about, well, the former Ozzy guitarist before him:

Nothin’ for nothin’, the best thing for Randy was hookin’ up with Ozzy. […] Neal Zlozower [famous rock photographer] had seen him and he goes, ‘I know you love Randy and he’s your guy but I saw him back in the day with Quiet Riot and it was just like, ehhh.’

Read full interview here.

Quoting photographers and using that as an argument about a guitarist’s value. Cool. Were there any cameramen there, too? I’m sure they have a lot of input on Randy’s pre-Ozzy sound.

Listen, Zakk Wylde is a great guitarist and I respect his opinion on other guitar players, but who the hell cares what that Neal guy thinks of any guitarist? I’d like to see him take some criticism on photography from Kirk Hammett and Angus Young. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right?

Wait, that’s a saying about equal rights amongst sexes, isn’t it? Why do I try to sound smarter than I really am? 🙁


Young kids and instruments

This 11 year old decided to take a dump on pay tribute to Randy Rhoads’ legacy by covering his famous ‘Crazy Train’ solo. The result? Awful.

Is he doing tapping with his middle finger or is he flipping us off? This is sloppier than a $5 hooker’s blowjob. I’m sorry.

My rating:

This video is 3 years old though. Make the jump to see the same kid performing it again, in 2010.


The fallen heroes

Revolver‘s January issue has one of the greatest covers ever. It portrays some of metal’s biggest heroes, who sadly left this world a bit too early.

The drawing is by J.G. Jones and it depicts Ronnie James Dio, Peter Steele, Dimebag, Cliff Burton and Randy Rhoads amongst others.

You can buy the issue and a special Dimebag commemorative coin here. Full cover after the jump.

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