Tag Archives: Don Airey

New biography offers a glimpse into Randy Rhoads’ life

Guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads was on a fast track to becoming the greatest rock guitar player of all time. But it all came crashing to halt when he died in a plane crash in 1981 at age 25. Take a closer look at Rhoads’ life in this excerpt from the new biography “Randy Rhoads.”

Web Exclusive: Shooting Star: An Interview with Don Airey

Don Airey took over for the legendary Jon Lord in Deep Purple when the elder Lord decided to retire from the band. Airey is Heavy Metal’s best known keyboard player. In a genre based on the electric guitar, Deep Purple’s love affair with the keyboard is well-documented, but it was Airey that brought the instrument to new heights when he wrote and performed the opening to "Mr. Crowley" on Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Oz. Now, after two decades, Airey has released his second solo album, an ode to the universe titled A Light in the Sky.