Discover Randy Rhoad’s “Diary of a Madman” Acoustic Interlude (Isolated Guitar)

Discover Randy Rhoad’s “Diary of a Madman” Acoustic Interlude (Isolated Guitar) | Society Of Rock Videos

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A Virtuoso

Randy Rhoads was no giant but when he played the guitar, he towered over everyone else. He was gone too soon, passing away at the young age of 25 but even so, he inspired and influenced countless guitarists. His virtuosity showed through in every song he played particularly in Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” – the title track for the final album that featured Rhoads.

His guitar playing was unlike anyone else. His riffing and shredding took Osbourne’s entire record to the next level. He was clearly in a league of his own. He showcased his chops on “Blizzard of Ozz” but it was on “Diary of a Madman” when Rhoads was at the peak of his powers.

“I have a lot of influences from everywhere. I like a lot of classical music and blues rock,” he told Guitar Player in a 1982 interview. “I liked all the English players in the ’70s who used a lot of vibrato. But I don’t own any rock guitar albums – mostly, I like mellow jazz and classical.”

“Diary of a Madman” is a complex piece of music that highlighted Rhoads’  genius. The man was a perfectionist. Check out his isolated guitar work below and prepare to be blown away.

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