A slew of greats from the world of rock and metal music are contributing to a new Randy Rhoads tribute album.
Randy Rhoads Remembered Volume 1 will be released on the 23rd of January via Tish Tone Records in memory of the revered Ozzy Osbourne band guitarist.
The album concept came about after former Ozzy and Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy put on the first Randy Rhoads Remembered shows in January 2014.
Says Tichy of the forthcoming release: “RRR Volume 1 is a great representation of the spirit of the RRR shows. The first show was so successful that five more were held in June 2014 on the East Coast with another amazing cast of players.
“RRR Vol 1 is also a true representation of the spirit of the musicians who gave their time. There are no rules when recording these songs other than, ‘Make it sound great.’
“The songs are recorded as organically as possible. The drum sounds are real. There are no click tracks. There is no copy and pasting. It’s just real players playing their instruments.
“Guitars are plugged into amps and cranked up with a microphone in front of them. Singers are not auto-tuned. In the spirit of how Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman were recorded, Randy Rhoads Remembered Volume 1 was approached the same way.”
22 musicians have contributed to the collection, including former Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, current Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson and LA Guns man Tracii Guns.
You can pre-order the album via californiamusicfest.com