"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," wrote Ozzy. "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."
Rhoads performed with Quiet Riot before joining Osbourne's solo band in 1979. He became an integral part of Ozzy's solo sound and his musical direction on the former Black Sabbath singer's first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. He died at age 25 in a plane crash in Florida in March 1982.
The list of items stolen in the incident include:
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 (given to her as a child by her doctor father in exchange for medical services as a barter during the Great Depression -- which sparked Delores Rhoads' long 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
Anyone with information about the guitar is encouragd to contact Nick D’Argenzio at 818-281-7893 or email@example.com.