The Press Release:
Following a Thanksgiving burglary of a variety of historical Randy Rhoads instruments and memorabilia, OZZY OSBOURNE is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of the remaining missing items. The reward will be disbursed upon the return of all the missing items.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter made the appeal via an announcement (12-7) on social media HERE. While some items were recovered, the most valuable ones remain missing (details and photos below).
The robbery occurred Thanksgiving night (November 28) at the Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood, CA, the school where Randy Rhoads famously taught guitar and which was run by Randy’s late mother Delores. Following Randy’s death 37 years ago, the school drew fans from all over the world as a place where the Rhoads Family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy.
“As you can imagine, the items that were viciously stolen, including Randy’s first electric guitar, are irreplaceable to the Rhoads Family,” OZZY says “I am heartbroken that these treasured physical memories of Randy and Delores have been taken from the family so I’ve decided to personally offer a reward.”
Anyone with information regarding the theft, should reach out to Nick D’Argenzio, 818-281-7893 (phone) or email: [email protected]
The stolen items are as follows:
* Randy Rhoads’ First Electric Guitar Owned, Harmony Rocket, Est. 1963
* Randy Rhoads Series Marshall Head, Rare Prototype No. 1 or 2 given to the family by Marshall Company.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It always makes my head feel like its ready to explode when I read reports of stolen equipment from the bands on tour because that stuff is so damned expensive and sometimes even hard to replace if you are using something older. The news about the theft of beloved relics from the career of the late great Randy Rhoads made me want to break something. I was glad that some of the items turned up in a dumpster recently and not too damaged from what I understand but these other two items MUST be found and returned. So let’s put everyone on notice. If you see these anywhere, if someone you know might have them turn their bum ass in to the authorities. This is unconsionable stuff for sure and they are items that do no good for the thieves. Considering today’s immediate sharing of absolutely everything, how long do you think you can get away with a legendary couple of items like this? Someone is bound to see it and snap a photo to post to Facebook or the Instagram. Then you are caught and jailed and have the world hating your a$$ and destroying everything about you on socials and more. Sorry for being on a soapbox about this but it just makes me mad. I hope that we find these items safely returned ASAP. Chime in if you like and let’s crank some vintage Ozzy with Randy to calm us down. See you next time.
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