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Ozzy Osbourne Offers $25K Reward For Information About Stolen Randy Rhoads Guitar

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The instrument was lifted during a Thanksgiving night robbery at the Musonia School of Music.

Editor's note: On Monday (Dec. 9) ABC 7 reported that a number of the stolen items -- including a guitar,  some photographs and Delores Rhoads' vintage trumpet -- were recovered on Sunday when someone spotted them in a North Hollywood dumpster.

Ozzy Osbourne is offering a rich reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole a priceless guitar and other memorabilia from Los Angeles' Musonia School of Music on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 28).

The renowned music school, where Osbourne's late guitarist Randy Rhoads taught lessons, was "viciously robbed" over the holiday according to a post from Ozzy seeking help.

"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 nickdargenzio@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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: nickdargenzio@gmail.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.

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