Ozzy Osbourne Is Looking For Information
Ozzy Osbourne is seeing for data that could assist determine musical instruments, pictures and other memorabilia attached to his late mate and past partner, Quiet Riot founder Randy Rhoads, following a robbery on Thanksgiving at Musonia, the music school, and museum where Rhoads studied, worked and prepared.
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As many of you have heard, the Musonia School of Music in N. Hollywood, CA (the school where Randy Rhoads famously taught guitar) was viciously robbed on Thanksgiving night. Musonia was run by Randy’s late mother, Delores, and after his death 37 years ago, the school became something of a pilgrimage to his fans from all over the world. It is a place where the Rhoads Family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy. As you can imagine, the items that were stolen, including Randy’s first electric guitar, are irreplaceable to the Rhoads Family. 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 $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of all stolen items. For information regarding the theft or return of these items please contact: Nick D’Argenzio Phone: 818-281-7893 E-Mail: [email protected] Here is a list and images of the items that were taken: · Randy Rhoads’ First Electric Guitar Owned, Harmony Rocket Est. 1963 · Randy Rhoads’ Original Quiet Riot Gear – Peavey Amp Head, 1970s · Randy Rhoads Series Marshall Head, Rare Protoype No. 1 or 2 given to the family by Marshall Company. · Delores Rhoads’ First Trumpet, a Prewar/Great Depression Era Silver Fresh Besson Trumpet. This was given to her as a child by her medical doctor father in exchange for medical services as a barter during the great depression. This subsequently sparked Delores Rhoads long lived music career. · 40 years of fan gifts to the Rhoads Family, memorabilia, all photos of Randy Rhoads, the Osbournes, Delores Rhoads, and miscellaneous instruments were taken. The photo shown in the main room was cleared out.
The things mean so much to Osbourne and Rhoads’ people, in fact, that the Black Sabbath frontman is giving a $25,000 reward for gifts on their possible sites. In an Instagram post on Saturday, Dec. 7, Osbourne revealed that the school was administered by Rhoads’ mother Delores “and after his death 37 years ago, the school shifted something of a trip to his fans from all over the world.
” Osbourne continued to say that’s “heartbroken that these treasured real memories of Randy and Delores have been taken from the family so I’ve chosen to especially offer a $25,000 reward for data pointing to the arrest and conviction and/or return of all stolen items.”
Items That Were Stolen
The things that were taken carry Rhoads’ electric prime guitar, devices used by the initial Quiet Riot lineup, a trumpet Rhoads’ mom was given through the Depression as part of a barter for her dad’s medical assistance, other devices, and “all photos” of Randy, the Osbourne family, and the Rhoades family.
“Obviously he didn’t create the guitar but he kind of did what Chopin did with the piano, Randy’s brother, Kelle Rhoads, told the reports. “After Randy, the electric guitar, mainly regarding metal music, was forever transformed. … It’s so wrong and so overwhelming that somebody would do something like this.”
“It really seems like missing my brother and my mom all over again. It’s that disturbing,” Randy’s sibling, Kathy Rhoads-D’argenzio, told the news. She continued that in interest to Osbourne’s $25,000 reward offer, fans have tried to provide money towards placing the items.