If Randy had lived, would DLR have tapped him for his solo career?

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  1. thorny

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    Don't want to start a Randy vs Eddie thread at all, but it does pose an interesting question. Think of the implications!
     
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    I doubt it. He seemed to have grown tired of the circus that was Ozzy.
    Going from one to another isn't something I think he would have done.
     
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    According to my sources, there is a definite possibility that he may or may not have.
     
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    He was getting pretty tired of rock music i think, so DLR could have asked but Randy probably wouldn't have wanted to do it
     
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    I really like them both, but don't think it would have been a very good match
     
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    Agreed. I think Steve Vai was/is more of a showman to fit Dave's style vs. Randy Rhoads. I may be off and not remembering, but I think Randy came across as more "serious" to me even though he certainly had stage energy. I think Steve Vai has a goofy/crazy confidence that was a perfect fit for DLR.
     
  8. thorny

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    I don't know, I think some of Daves best work is on the darker Fair Warning.
     
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    Probably not.... Randy would explored more in classical music....
     
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    Randy would have pursued a career in classical guitar by all accounts. He was taking lessons while on tour.
     
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    If Randy had lived he probably would have gotten into either classical guitar and/or jazz/fusion. He was already showing signs before his death that he was heading that direction anyway, and as others have said, he was getting tired of the whole rock n roll circus. Or, he may have joined Frank Zappa's band and REALLY played some mind-blowing stuff!
     
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    I highly doubt it. Randy was a musician's musician if that makes sense. He was getting tired of Ozzy. He surely would have gotten tired of DLR.
     
  13. thorny

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    Interesting parallel, seeing how Vai worked with Zappa and then with DLR.
     
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    Imagine Diamond Dave on a tune like Slick Black Cadillac. That would have been crazy good!
     
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    Sorry...I meant on DLR's solo career and aspirations. When he was on his own, that was the direction he took and I think Vai's personality fit that. Not disagreeing with the Fair Warning reference though. JMHO...
     
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    no.....just for the fact randy rhoads has the worst recorded tone in the history of rock.
     
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    I don't think so, but I'm not really much of a Randy fan. Maybe if there was some sort of real rivalry between the two Roth may have done it out of spite.
     
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    I could imagine Randy gettin tired of the rock scene and getting together with Blackmore playing some rad acoustic music. that would be kickass
     

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