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Zakk Wylde Convinced Randy Rhoads' Gold Vest Has 'Mojo'

October 6th, 2013 6:51pm EDT
Zakk Wylde
Heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde touches late hero Randy Rhoads' gold vest whenever he needs a little greatness in his life.

The Black Label Society star was handed the special piece of memorabilia by Sharon Osbourne when he used to back her husband and he admits he still cherishes it.

He tells Revolver magazine, "She gave me the gold vest he used to wear. Whenever any of my guitar player buddies come over, I go, 'You gotta touch the vest for the mojo'. I don't even have it in a glass case... It's like the holy shroud.

"I touch it for greatness for anything - if I'm gonna clean the dog r...
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Ozzy Osbourne Pays Tribute To Randy Rhoads

March 19th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne has paid tribute to his former guitarist Randy Rhoads exactly 31 years after he was killed in a plane crash.

Rhoads, who began performing with Osbourne in 1979, died on March 19th, 1982 at the age of 25 following a horrific accident at a private airstrip in Florida.

The Black Sabbath star remembered Rhoads on Tuesday, exactly 31 years after the tragedy, by posting a picture of his pal on his Twitter.com page with the message, "I still miss you every day. Rest in peace my friend."

Others who remembered Rhoads on the poignant anniversary include Rage Against The Machine st...
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Randy Rhoads Executors File Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Film And Book

January 9th, 2013 4:33pm EST
Randy Rhoads
The executors of Randy Rhoads' estate have filed a lawsuit against the producers of an unauthorized documentary and biography about the guitar great.

In 2007 director Peter Margolis reached an agreement with the guitarist's relatives to create a movie about the former Quiet Riot star's life. The project was expected to be completed by 2010, but Margolis and filmmaker Andrew Klein allegedly missed the deadline and have only recently wrapped the film.

Now, executors are taking legal action over the pair's alleged failure to complete the documentary to the family's liking and within the ag...
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Ozzy Osbourne To Serve Randy Rhoads Wine On Tour

January 12th, 2011 9:03pm EST
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne will be paying tribute to his former guitarist Randy Rhoads on his upcoming North American tour by serving up wine named after the late rocker at his after-show parties.

Limited edition Randy Rhoads Cabernet Sauvignon will be offered to lucky VIP room guests at every concert.

Furthermore, when Osbourne brings his show to Los Angeles on February 1 the VIP room itself will be named after Rhoads, who died in a plane crash in 1982.

The D'Argenzio Winery's 2005 Randy Rhoads Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that was produced as a special tribute to Randy by his sister, Kathy Rhoads D...
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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Slideshow: Male Musicians Who Look Like Girls

August 31st, 2008 9:30am EDT
Guys who look like girls
We've noticed an abundance of male singers and musicians who look remarkably like women. Take a look at some of the most girly men in music. Are these guys hot or not?

Who did we forget? Leave a comment when you're done!

Davey Havok from AFI
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Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel
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Varisty Fanclub
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Bret Michaels of Poison
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 6

December 6th, 2007 3:00am EST
Randy Rhoades
Happy Birthday to "Northern Exposure" actress Janine Turner (1962), film and television actor Xander Berkeley (1958), Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoades (1956; d. 1982), R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck (1956), comedian Steven Wright (1955), "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (1953), "Poltergeist" actress JoBeth Williams (1948), jazz musician Dave Brubeck (1920), "Cinderella Man" Jim Braddock (1905; d. 1974), baseball player Tony Lazzeri (1903; d. 1946), Bewitched matriarch Agnes Moorehead (1900; d. 1974), and prolific musical lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896; d. 1983).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 6

December 6th, 2006 3:00am EST
Randy Rhoades
Happy Birthday to "Northern Exposure" actress Janine Turner (1962), film and television actor Xander Berkeley (1958), Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoades (1956; d. 1982), R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck (1956), comedian Steven Wright (1955), "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (1953), "Poltergeist" actress JoBeth Williams (1948), jazz musician Dave Brubeck (1920), "Cinderella Man" Jim Braddock (1905; d. 1974), baseball player Tony Lazzeri (1903; d. 1946), Bewitched matriarch Agnes Moorehead (1900; d. 1974), and prolific musical lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896; d. 1983).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 6

December 6th, 2005 3:01am EST
Randy Rhoads
Happy Birthday to "Northern Exposure" actress Janine Turner (1962), film and television actor Xander Berkeley (1958), Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads (1956; d. 1982), R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck (1956), comedian Steven Wright (1955), "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (1953), "Poltergeist" actress JoBeth Williams (1948), jazz musician Dave Brubeck (1920), "Cinderella Man" Jim Braddock (1905; d. 1974), baseball player Tony Lazzeri (1903; d. 1946), Bewitched matriarch Agnes Moorehead (1900; d. 1974), and prolific musical lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896; d. 1983).
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