Ozzy Osbourne’s $25,000 Reward Still Stands Regarding Return of Stolen (and Partially Returned) Randy Rhoads Gear


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Last weekend, legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne pledged a $25,000 reward to information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of gear and memorabilia that originally belonged to late guitarist Randy Rhoads.

After Osbourne’s plea and some local news coverage in Southern California, most of the gear turned up in dumpster in North Hollywood — but Ozzy’s offer still stands, as not all of the missing items have been recovered.

To recap, here’s a description of what happened from a news release:

The robbery occurred Thanksgiving night (November 28) at the Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood, CA, the school where Randy Rhoads famously taught guitar and which was run by Randy’s late mother Delores. Following Randy’s death 37 years ago, the school drew fans from all over the world as a place where the Rhoads Family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy.

And the items that are still missing and prompted Osbourne’s reward offer to stand, despite the recovery of most of the stolen gear:

*  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.

Here was Osbourne’s original social media post with information regarding who to contact with details:

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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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