Randy Rhoads

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and 8 Other Metallers Dead Before Their Time

    Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of cirrhosis on May 2, the same day as the Golden Gods Awards. It was devastating that on a day meant to celebrate the lives of the best musicians in metal, one of those artists was taken from the world of music. It also came as a shock. In fact, by all accounts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Zakk Wylde Has Written a Guide to "Bringing Metal to the Children"

    When I heard Zakk Wylde was coming to town, I immediately assumed it was by way of Black Label Society. I couldn't wait to see his guitar prowess once again -- including his wonderful dedication to the pinch harmonic -- and his hits from more than two-dozen albums spanning almost 30 years. But this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Unearthing Metal's Classical Roots

    I wasn't raised on Anthrax or Zeppelin, or anything between in regards to the heavy metal alphabet. No, the soundtrack of my youth was classical music. I competed in classical piano competitions for the better part of a decade, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy and Five Other Self-Help Books From Eccentric Sources

    Sometimes help can come from the unlikeliest of places. You might not think of Ozzy Osbourne as a self-help guru, but you sure as hell can't say the the dude doesn't know how to survive. His years of hard living benefit his new book, Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy, out on bookstore shelves today. In the b ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Ten Most Overplayed Sports Arena Songs (with Music)

    ​I was grumblings of the Suns' porous, lackadaisical defense during a recent game when a different debate started between my girlfriend and I.Which Green Day album is "Brain Stew" is on again? The answer, of course, is 1995's Insomniac. But a better question is why such an odd query came ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009
  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Valley's Top 10 Local Guitarists

    Phoenix teems with guitar players, and some of them are actually pretty good. A handful of them are exceptional.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Interview with Wiley Arnett of Sacred Reich, Part 2

    Here’s part two of New Times’ August 15th interview with Sacred Reich/Human Condition guitarist Wiley Arnett.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    This Kid Shreds

    Jack Ripper A couple of nights ago I hit up a private company party (some masonry outfit, i was just crashing it for the buffet & drinks), and witnessed this kid who calls himself Jack Ripper annihilate his guitar, giving Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" a run for its money, busting out Tony Iommi ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Six-String Savant

    Prodigy Nick Sterling spirals toward stardom

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Quiet Riot

    Yet another 80s band makes a resurgence

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Touch of Evil

    Blood, sweat and no tears, as Gwar and Derrick May infiltrate the Valley club scene

  • Music

    January 14, 1999
  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Iron Men

    Black Sabbath reunites to take rock once more into the bowels of hell

  • Music

    August 24, 1995