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Randy Rhoads vs. Adam Jones – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Quarterfinals

Randy Rhoads vs. Adam Jones

Competing with the almighty Randy Rhoads is no picnic. It'll take a truly special guitarist to defeat the late, great Rhoads, for the Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot shredder has already eliminated Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith and Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner by substantial margins.

Tool guitarist Adam Jones just scored a massive

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Randy Rhoads vs. Adrian Smith – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2

Randy Rhoads / Adrian Smith
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In battle between old school and new school, immortal Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads claimed a decisive victory over Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner. Waggoner is damn good, but Rhoads and h

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Randy Rhoads vs. Paul Waggoner – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Randy Rhoads vs. Paul Waggoner
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Randy Rhoads is known for pioneering and perfecting the traditional '80s metal guitar style. Fast riffs, big hooks and wild solos are all staples of the Rhoads brand of heavy metal. Virtually unknown while playing in Quiet Riot befo

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Randy Rhoads’ Family Files Lawsuit Over Coffee Table Book

Randy Rhoads
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The family of late and legendary Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads have taken legal action over a coffee table book titled 'Randy Rhoads' that has allegedly been published using unauthorized materials.

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Favorite Randy Rhoads-Era Ozzy Osbourne Song – Readers Poll

Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads
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Today marks the 30th anniversary of a very tragic day in the world of rock. It was 30 years ago (March 19) that Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads lost his life in a plane crash.

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Tom Morello Calls Randy Rhoads the ‘Greatest Hard Rock Guitarist’

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Paul Natkin, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads influenced many axe-men before his tragic death 30 years ago -- one of them being Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello. The mad-scientist of hard rock guitar explains how Rhoads gave him the courage to find his own unique sound.

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10 Randy Rhoads Videos That Rock

Ozzy Osbourne at the Rosemont Horizon on January 24, 1982 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Late guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads wasn't just a remarkable musician, he was a true innovator. His playing, both with early Quiet Riot and more famously Ozzy Osbourne, was freewheeling and explosive. With an angelic face, blonde h

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Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Randy Rhoads + More on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists List

Jimi Hendrix
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The late, great Jimi Hendrix was voted No. 1 by a panel of professional guitarists and other experts in a new Rolling Stone poll of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Two other hard rocking trailblazers ranked in the Top 10 were Eddie Van Halen at No. 8 and Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page at No. 3.

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