Rudy Sarzo on the rising star of Randy Rhoads: “The first time I saw Quiet Riot... I thought to myself, ‘That’s a rock star in the making right there’

Rudy Sarzo and Randy Rhoads were close friends who rose through the ranks of rock stardom together.
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Rudy Sarzo’s bass-playing resume is as remarkable as it is impressive. Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Whitesnake, the Guess Who and more; it might actually be easier to list the people this extraordinary rock bassist hasn’t played with over the past nearly five decades.

Not only did Sarzo play with Randy Rhoads in Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne’s band, he also was one of Randy’s closest friends. In fact, his book, Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz, is a must-read for any serious Rhoads fan.

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