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Ozzy Osbourne Offers $25,000 Reward For Stolen Randy Rhoads Guitar

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By Jeff Mazzeo

Ozzy Osbourne is offering a $25,000 reward and reaching out to all his fans in hopes that the guitar and other items owned by his late guitarist, Randy Rhoads, will be returned. The legendary singer included a full list of items that were stolen from a Southern Californian music school and expressed his desperation to get the priceless items back.

"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," Ozzy stated on his official Instagram page.

"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," the singer continued. "It is a place where the Rhoads Family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy."

Rhoads was the lead guitarist for Ozzy when he released his albums "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" in 1980 and 1981. Randy tragically died on March 19th, 1982 in an airplane accident.

The Stolen Items

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Ozzy shared several pictures of the items that were taken, including the instrument that Randy played in his early life.

"As you can imagine, the items that were stolen, including Randy’s first electric guitar, are irreplaceable to the Rhoads Family," Osbourne detailed in the caption of his social media post.

"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."

The pictures helped illustrate his devastation by revealing the sheer number of priceless items stolen. Ozzy claimed that one of the rooms pictured was "cleared out" and culprits even stole Rhoad's mother's trumpet. He urged his fans and followers to contact his representative with any relevant information.

"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."

Ozzy And Post Malone's AMA Performance

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Ozzy joined Post Malone and Travis Scott on stage at the "American Music Awards" to perform their new song, "Take What You Want" from Postie's album "Hollywood's Bleeding."

The 71-year-old arrived on a giant throne but eventually joined the two much younger musicians on the front of the stage. At the end of the performance, Post Malone showed his appreciation for the legendary rocker by embracing him in a hug.

Seeing the old-timer hit the stage was a relief for many because he was forced to postpone his European tour due to his poor health.

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