Ozzy Osbourne Offering $25K for Return of Stolen Randy Rhoads Guitar [Update]
Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads are one of the great singer-guitarist pairs ever in metal music, and Osbourne is stepping up after the Musonia School of Music, where Rhoads once taught guitar, was robbed on Thanksgiving night. Among the items stolen was Rhoads' first electric guitar, and Osbourne is offering $25,000 for any info that will lead to the arrest and conviction or return of all the stolen items from the school.
The Musonia school was run by Rhoads' late mother and many of the late guitarist's items remained at the school, but fell victim to the theft. In his posting Osbourne offers a listing of items that were taken from the North Hollywood school. Check out his full message and photos below:
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@example.com
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.
Rhoads was Osbourne's guitarist on his first two solo albums -- Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman -- before he was tragically killed in a 1982 airplane accident.
Update: Though some of the items stolen from the Musonia School were recently recovered, the most valuable ones remain missing. 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.
Anyone with information regarding the theft, should reach out to Nick D'Argenzio, 818-281-7893 (phone) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The reward will be disbursed by Osbourne upon the return of all the missing items.
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