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Serj Tankian and Tom Morello team up for “Crazy Train” cover — listen

on January 21, 2015, 1:34pm

Photo by Philip Cosores

A number of big-name rockers are paying homage to Randy Rhoads, the late guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot, with a new covers album. Entitled Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute, it’s due out on March 3rd through UDR Music.

Without a doubt, the tracklist’s biggest highlight is a cover of “Crazy Train” featuring System of a Down singer Serj TankianRage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello; one-time Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice; and bassist Rudy Sarzo, who played with Rhoads in both Osbourne’s band and Quiet Riot. These days it’s a rarity to hear Tankian’s signature vocals on a fresh recording as hard-hitting as this, but Morello ultimately steals the show with some hellishly brilliant guitar work. With all his recent solo work as The Nighwatchman, you almost forget how great of an axeman he really is.

Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute also features contributions from Rhoads’ brother Kelle, Testament’s Chuck Billy, Dweezil Zappa, KISS’s Bruce Kulick, and Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake and Dio.

Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute Tracklist:

01. Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Serj Tankian
Gtrs: Tom Morello
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

02. Over The Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Jon Donais
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

03. Mr. Crowley (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Chuck Billy
Gtrs: Alexi Laiho
Keyboards: Kelle Rhoads
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

04. Believer (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Doug Aldrich
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

05. Back To The Coast (Quiet Riot)

Vocals: Kelle Rhoads
Gtrs: Bruce Kulick
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali

06. I Don’t Know (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: George Lynch
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

07. S.A.T.O. (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Rhythm guitars: Bob Kulick
Lead guitar: Dweezil Zappa
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

08. Killer Girls (Quiet Riot)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Joel Hoekstra
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

09. Goodbye To Romance (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Gus G.
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

10. Suicide Solution (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Brad Gillis
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

11. Flying High Again (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Bernie Torme
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

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