Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Off The Rails by Rudy Sarzo

If you were a rock fan during the heyday of 80's metal you definitely know who Randy Rhoads is and his impact on rock and roll. Unfortunately Randy's life ended much too early in a tragic plane crash while he was on tour with Ozzy Osbourne. Rudy Sarzo was the bass player in Ozzy's band at the time and also was a member of Quiet Riot when Randy was also a member. Off The Rails is Rudy's account of living and working with Randy. He does an amazing job bringing you out on the road for the Ozzy tours, in the tour bus, in the hotel, backstage and on stage. Rudy says he is always asked, "What was Randy like?" Off The Rails is his answer to that question. I didn't put the book down until it was finished and it was a blast to read. Lots of fun and funny rock stories involving Ozzy. But, Rudy accomplished his goal; I got to learn more about Randy Rhoads the person. Randy is looked upon as a "guitar god", but he was really far from being that. He was a genuine and real person who wanted teach more than perform live with Ozzy. He loved to pass along his knowledge for the guitar.

If you a guitar player or just a music fan, Off The Rails is a book for you. You will not be disappointed.

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