I'd only heard BoO for the first time about two weeks before Randy died. I was blown away -- I'd only been playing for 18 months or so and realized "there's no way I'm ever gonna be that good.". I was already a VH fan, but to me, the addition of classical melodicism to blazing technique was amazing. I ran out and got DoaM ... then three or four days later it was on the radio one morning that he'd died. I've got no opinion on what caused the crash. I only know that it sucked.