"Crazy Train" - Tom Morello & Serj Tankian (Cover) [SoundCloud Official Audio Stream]

Zumic Staff

by Zumic Staff

Published January 21, 2015

In honor of the late, great Randy Rhoads, UDR Music will be putting out a new album called Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute, due out March 3rd.

Listen above to "Crazy Train," from the classic 1980 album Blizzard Of Ozz, performed by guitarist Tom Morello and singer Serj Tankian. The track also features bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy, Quiet Riot) -- who played with Rhoads in both bands -- and drummer Vinny Appice (Dio-era Black Sabbath).

Tom Morello told Rolling Stone, "Randy Rhoads is my favorite guitar player of all time... It was his poster on my wall when I was practicing eight hours a day, and I named my firstborn son, Rhoads, after him."

Both artists contribute their unique styles to the seminal rock classic. The song begins with Tankian, in his always goofy demeanor, yelling "ALL ABOOOAAARD!" as Morello punches in the iconic opening riff. With the exception of the Rage-style guitar solo and a few subtle arrangement changes, they remain faithful to the source material.

Other musicians contributing to the tribute album include Rhoads' brother Kelle, current Ozzy guitarist Gus G., Testament's Chuck Billy, Dweezil Zappa, former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho, and former Judas Priest singer Tim "Ripper" Owens.

Pre-order Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute on Amazon (Vinyl, CD).

For more music, news, and tour dates from Tom Morello and Serj Tankian's System Of A Down, check out their Zumic artist pages.


Source: UDR Music SoundCloud

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