It's strange to think that thirty years have slipped by since Randy's departure. I will never forget him, he was one of the greatest Rock guitarists ever. Let's focus on the time that he was here and not how long he's been gone. Long live 'The Wizard' Randy Rhoads.
Bob would like to thank members of Ultimate Rhoads for alerting him to the fact that a dealer in music memorabilia was attempting to sell the platinum disc that he was awarded for his contribution to the album 'Blizzard of Ozz'. After seeing the listing on eBay, Bob made the following statement:
'That is the platinum award disc for 'Blizzard of Ozz' that I was supposed to receive from Canada but didn't. I got all the others from the US and Canada but not that one for some reason. It's rightfully mine and no one else has the right to sell it and make money from it. I would never sell, give away or part with any of my award discs.'
Bob's message was passed on to the woman selling the disc on eBay. She was informed, as was eBay, that the award disc is stolen property. The woman responded with:
'To assume that this is a stolen item is unjustified.'
The fact remains, the award bears the name 'Bob Daisley', so whoever took it did so knowing that it was awarded to and intended for Bob and nobody else. We were told that she had removed the platinum award disc from eBay. We asked if she would contact Bob to discuss the matter further but that hasn't happened as yet and our last email to her hasn't been acknowledged.
Over the years, I've noticed that many of the lyrics that I've written have been reproduced inaccurately, not only on the Internet but on actual album notes as well. To rectify this, I thought that it would be a good idea to have the true and correct wording as a reference on my website. Everything that I've written will gradually be documented but it seems only fitting to kick off with the lyrics for 'Blizzard of Ozz' and 'Diary of a Madman' to mark the 30th Anniversary of these two classic albums.
With thanks to Jon Edwards for sending in his tribute to The Blizzard of Ozz.