By Scott T. Sterling
Earlier this year, fans got fired up for a new version of Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train” as performed by System of a Down‘s Serj Tankian and Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello and recorded for a tribute album to Ozzy’s then-guitarist Randy Rhoads.
Now, the entire album, Immortal Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute, can be streamed front to back via Youtube.
Considered one of the most innovative and talented guitarists in the history of rock, Randy Rhoads came to prominence at the start of Osbourne’s solo career as his lead guitarist. Rhoads played on Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, with his distinctive, classically influenced guitar work playing a large part in making both of those releases instant metal classics.
Rhoads’ life was tragically cut short in 1982 in a plane crash in Leesburg, Fla.