Randy Rhoads Remembered Tour Details Announced
The shows will include special guest guitarists performing their favorite Randy Rhoads songs with the house band The Madmen, which features singer Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Jason Bonham's Led Zep Exp., Lynch Mob, Kenny Wayne Shepherd), drummer Brian Tichy (RRR/ Bonzo Bash creator, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Zakk Wylde, Slash's Snakepit) and keyboardist Stephen LeBlanc.
The guest guitarists include Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger/ Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob),
The Madmen will be joined by former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot and Rhoads friend and bandmate Rudy Sarzo on bass. The tour was organized by Brian Tichy, Joe Sutton, Brent Woods, Kelle Rhoads and will be hosted by Tichy, Phil X and Sutton.
This isn't the first time that Tichy and Sutton have teamed up to organize a tribute show to a legendary musician, they are the organizers of the popular Bonzo Bash shows which pay tribute to the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
The next Bonzo bash will be taking place on what would have been Bonham's 66th birthday, this coming Saturday, May 31st, and will feature a special appearance from Peter Criss of KISS. More details here.
Machine Head's Phil Demmel had this to say about the Randy Rhoads tribute shows, "Watching Randy at 10am in the Oakland coliseum was my 1st concert experience and it was life changing. It made me want to not only play guitar, but to perform with passion and emotion. I'm beyond honored to be part of this celebration of a true legend and an immense inspiration."
Brian Tichy adds, "I am so psyched to get this show together! Randy's playing, and the music on those 2 Ozzy records were huge to me! I am a drummer but I also started putting a lot of time into guitar at the same time Randy came out. I heard Ozzy being interviewed on the radio when Blizzard Of Ozz was released. They played "I Don't Know" and when the guitar kicked in I was floored and I was an instant fan! I spent countless hours trying to learn Randy's songs, riffs and solos while I was also just a beginner on guitar. I tried to learn Randy's live solo note for note! I had Randy's posters on my basement walls! I still have those posters framed in my house right now! Brent Woods and I even shared a bottle of Randy Rhoads wine when it first came out!"
'Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration of a Legend' Tour Dates
6/3 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony