GEORGE LYNCH On Taking Over RANDY RHOADS Students After Losing OZZY Guitar Gig - “Yeah, I Got The Consolation Prize”; Audio Interview Streaming

In a new audio interview with Totally Driven Radio, internationally-recognized guitar icon George Lynch discusses a number of topics, among them taking over Randy Rhoads students after the late guitarist beat out Lynch for the position in Ozzy Osbourne’s band back in 1979.

“Yeah, I got the consolation prize”, says George. “We were both up for the gig, and obviously he got it, and I got his teaching job.”

Lynch also discusses leaving Dokken, joining Ratt, the Sweet/Lynch project, a new Lynch Mob album, and much more. Listen below:

One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads (heralded as the legendary lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot) is being celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute, out now via UDR Music.

A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others.

The album was produced and compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.

Along with the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute will also contain a bonus DVD available in the digipack version, including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists, hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy’s mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.

Full tracklisting with performers:

“Crazy Train”
Vocals: Serj Tankian
Guitars:  Tom Morello
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums:  Vinny Appice

“Over the Mountain”
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Guitars: Jon Donais
Bass:  Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

“Mr Crowley”
Vocals: Chuck Billy
Guitars:  Alexi Laiho
Keyboards: Kelle Rhoads
Bass Rudy: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

“Believer”
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Guitars:  Doug Aldrich
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

“Back To The Coast” (Quiet Riot)
Vocals: Kelle Rhoads
Guitars:  Bruce Kulick
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

“I Don’t Know”
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Guitars: George Lynch
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

“S A T 0”
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Rhythm guitars: Bob Kulick
Lead guitar: Dweezil Zappa
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

“Killer Girls” (Quiet Riot)
Vocals:  Tim “Ripper” Owens
Guitars: Joel Hoekstra
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

“Goodbye to Romance”
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Guitars: Gus G.
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

“Suicide Solution”
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Guitars:  Brad Gillis
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

“Flying High Again”
Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Guitars:  Bernie Torme
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums:  Brett Chassen

A lover of classical music, Rhoads had taken initial steps into rock’n’roll as a 16 year old when he formed a band, that soon became Quiet Riot. Rhoads was vaulted to the limelight in 1979 when Ozzy Osbourne chose the relatively unknown guitarist to help shape a new future for him via his band, Blizzard Of Oz. The result saw Rhoads co-script two of the most famous albums in hard rock history, Blizzard Of Oz and Diary Of A Madman, and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing. Famed for the way he fused classical flavors with technically-excellent hard rock, Rhoads became one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock.

When he tragically passed away on March 19th, 1982 in a plane accident, Rhoads was only 25 years old, but thankfully, the legend of his work, ethos and their continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never dimmed.

Celebrate the life and legend of Randy Rhoads with Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute.

Fonte: Bravewords.com

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