Prizes include a Jackson Randy Rhoads guitar, a Peavey Rudy Sarzo signature Bass, and more.

Miami, FL (November 28, 2008) -- To celebrate his new book, Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz -- a first hand account of his friendship on and off the road with Randy Rhoads & Ozzy Osbourne -- legendary rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, DIO, Blue Oyster Cult) is launching a songwriting contest on "I had the pleasure of jamming with Randy Rhoads, and now I'm inviting you to join me in honoring his legacy," said Rudy Sarzo. "I'm inviting you to join me in creating a brand new song. I'll play bass. You can play drums, guitar, sing, or whatever you do. Then we'll let the fans decide! Crank up your amps to 11 and lets rock!"

From November 18, 2008 until December 31, 2008, musicians and fans are invited to collaborate on, and create a brand new song to be featured on Download bass grooves and riffs created by Rudy Sarzo (available at, then pick a few to assemble a bass line. Work with other Kompoz members to add other instruments to complete a new original song. The best new songs will win huge prizes, including a Jackson Randy Rhoads guitar, a Peavey Rudy Sarzo signature bass, an Ampeg amp, M-Audio Pro Tools gear, a Line-6 POD, Sony Acid Pro, and more.

Contest sponsors include Jackson Guitars, Peavey, Sony Creative Software, Line 6, M-Audio,, Premier Guitar Magazine, TooSmart! Publishing, and For complete rules and prizes, visit

Read our interview with Rudy about his experiences with Randy, and writing his book here.

It’s all in the details.



  • Understand the inherent challenges in rhythm guitar playing.
  • Develop new strumming patterns.
  • Cultivate practice strategies to keep yourself motivated.
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