Steve Janowsky-The Review Fix Rocktologist- Episode Five: Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo is an accomplished rock and roll bass player who has been a part of some of the greatest recorded music and live performances in classic rock history. His track record reads like a who’s who of rock with stints in Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard of Ozz” touring band, Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Dio and his current “gig” as bassist for Blue Oyster Cult. If that isn’t enough, Sarzo is a computer digital animator, has his own line of Peavey basses and an instructional bass DVD. recently interviewed Sarzo, whose book “Off The Rails- Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz” takes readers on a frenzied journey with Ozzy Osbourne and late guitar wizard Randy Rhoads, who the book is dedicated to. He touches on a wide range of subjects including life on the road, his formative years in Florida as a Cuban immigrant, his impressions of Randy Rhoads, David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Tony MacAlpine and Osbourne, the “Prince of Darkness” himself. Get ready for the ride of your life aboard the “Crazy Train.”

You can listen to the interview here:

Rudy Sarzo Interview

Just a friendly reminder, you’ll need to download Quicktime on your PC to listen to the file.

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Steve Janowsky is a former co-host of the Rocktologists theme based classic rock show radio show on WKRB 90.3 fm, which was voted the best classic rock podcast in the country by Dave White of Some of the interview guests on the show were Simon Kirke ( Free and Bad Company), Carl Palmer (ELP), Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Randy Jackson (Zebra) and Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush. Janowsky is also an English and Journalism instructor at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and is an avid guitar player and songwriter.

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  1. Excellent Interview , wonderfully well posted ! Mr Janowsky is a true professional and Mr Sarzo is a Real Top talent one of the best bass players in the business ..i learn so much from this interview ,it just blew me away!
  2. Excellent interview! I have the book, and it was a good read. I was finished reading it in two days, because I had to sleep sometime, otherwise I would have read it in a day!

    Thanks for the interview.

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