I've already pointed this part from a Guitar World interview and it's nice seeing it quoted here again. For some odd reason (maybe because i'm a huge Lynch fan), i really like the idea of randy Rhoads looking up to Lynch.Kelly: If you asked Randy back then who the hot guitar player in L.A. was, he wouldn't have said himself or Eddie. He would have said George Lynch. Randy really looked up to him. He thought he had a tremendous amount of talent.
He had also not developed his signature neo-classical style yet, and spent about a year working on it after he first talked to Ozzy.Cool interview. I'll be curious to read Pt. II.
From what I've read, Randy had to be talked into auditioning for Ozzy. He had little interest in it initially.
No, that's not correct. Randy auditioned for Ozzy in 1979, at which time Yngwie was still an unknown in Sweden.I was told Malmsteen was going to get the gig, and that Ozzy sent Randy tapes of what Malmsteen was doing and it turned on a :idea: in his head. I believe Ozzy didn't want to give the gig to Yngwie. :lol: But then I don't know if this is true.
Yeah, they mention that in the interview ;pI don't know how true this is, but I heard that when he was on tour, he would go and take lessons from local instructors from wherever he was at the time. Not for an ego trip, or for publicity, but to actually take lessons and learn something.