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“Enhanced” Version of Ozzy Osbourne After Hours Video Appears Online

“Enhanced” Version of Ozzy Osbourne After Hours Video Appears Online

Although most fans of Ozzy Osbourne and the late Randy Rhoads have already seen video of various parts of Osbourne’s After Hours TV appearance from the spring of 1981, you might want to check out this new “enhanced” version of one clip. This new version (top video), which was posted March 17, certainly does look […]

Former Ozzy Osbourne Bassist Posts Previously Unheard Randy Rhoads Recordings

Former Ozzy Osbourne Bassist Posts Previously Unheard Randy Rhoads Recordings

Randy Rhoads died 32 years ago today on March 19, 1982. To pay tribute to Rhoads, Rainbow/Ozzy Osbourne/Gary Moore bassist Bob Daisley has posted a lengthy Q&A on his website, bobdaisley.com, titled “The Blizzard of Ozz and The Holy Grail.” In the Q&A, Daisley answers questions regarding the seven hours of audio tapes he recorded […]

‘Randy Rhoads’ Book Signing, GJ2 Guitar Giveaway September 8 in Los Angeles

‘Randy Rhoads’ Book Signing, GJ2 Guitar Giveaway September 8 in Los Angeles

A new Randy Rhoads biography is available now for $99 from Velocity Publishing Group. The 400-page, full-color book by Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein features hundreds of rare photographs and samples of memorabilia and chronicles an oral history of Rhoads’ life through the words of the people who knew him. The book is packed with […]

Photos: Revolver Magazine’s Covers in 2011

Photos: Revolver Magazine’s Covers in 2011

2011 has been a great year for music, as evidenced by the kickass bands and artists we were able to feature on the cover of Revolver this year. Below, you can check out who made the cover of every issue of Revolver that was available over the past 365 days. After you’ve looked at the […]

Poll: What Was the Best Cover of ‘Revolver’ in 2011?

Poll: What Was the Best Cover of ‘Revolver’ in 2011?

As part of our 2011 wrap-up, we have posted a photo gallery of every Revolver issue that was on newsstands this year (some are still available here). In our poll below, we want you to tell us what the Best Revolver Cover of 2011 was. Feel free to vote as many times as you want. […]

“A Celebration of Randy Rhoads” to be Held Next Month

“A Celebration of Randy Rhoads” to be Held Next Month

In tribute to former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads, his sister Kathryn Rhoads D’Argenzio and the Rhoads family are holding “A Celebration of Randy Rhoads” at D’Argenzio Winery in Burbank, CA, on December 3. The event will give fans and friends the opportunity to spend time with Rhoads’ family and honor his […]

Mastodon Drummer Brann Dailor Picks His Five Favorite Randy Rhoads Songs

Mastodon Drummer Brann Dailor Picks His Five Favorite Randy Rhoads Songs

Although Mastodon’s heavy, sludgy prog sounds more inspired by the Sabbath side of Ozzy Osbourne’s career, it turns out drummer Brann Dailor is very much influenced by the Metal Madman’s early solo work with late guitarist Randy Rhoads, which was reissued today in a deluxe box set (you could win one here). Some of this […]

Ozzy Osbourne’s First Two Solo Records to Receive Deluxe Treatment

Ozzy Osbourne’s First Two Solo Records to Receive Deluxe Treatment

Hard-rock and metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will re-release his first two albums—1980′s Blizzard of Ozz and 1981′s Diary of a Madman—in expanded editions via Epic/Legacy on May 31. These two albums, both of which featured late guitar hero Randy Rhoads, have been remastered from the original analog sources and will be available separately on vinyl […]

New Issue of Revolver Magazine Pays Tribute to Hard Rock and Metal’s Fallen Heroes

As we bid farewell to a year full of tragedy, the new issue of Revolver magazine—available on newsstands everywhere on December 21—remembers many of hard rock and metal’s most dearly departed. The cover features a stunning painting by legendary comic-book artist J.G. Jones, acclaimed for his work on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as for co-creating the series Wanted, which was adapted into a 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie. Jones depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains Layne Staley rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster with the issue.