Ozzy Offers Large Reward For Return Of Randy Rhoads Stolen Guitars

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. (THECOUNT) — Ozzy Osbourne is offering a $25,000 reward for information of the person or people responsible for stealing guitars and other music gear that once belonged to his late guitarist Randy Rhoads.

Earlier today, Ozzy’s Facebook page was updated with the following message:

“As many of you have heard, the Musonia School of Music in N. Hollywood, CA (the school where Randy Rhoads famously taught guitar) was viciously robbed on Thanksgiving night. Musonia was run by Randy’s late mother, Delores, and after his death 37 years ago, the school became something of a pilgrimage to his fans from all over the world. It is a place where the Rhoads Family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy.

“As you can imagine, the items that were stolen, including Randy’s first electric guitar, are irreplaceable to the Rhoads Family. I am heartbroken that these treasured physical memories of Randy and Delores have been taken from the family so I’ve decided to personally offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of all stolen items.

“For information regarding the theft or return of these items please contact: Nick D’Argenzio Phone: 818-281-7893 E-Mail: nickdargenzio@gmail.com

The following is list of the items that were pilfered:

* Randy Rhoads’ First Electric Guitar Owned, Harmony Rocket Est. 1963
* Randy Rhoads’ Original Quiet Riot Gear – Peavey Amp Head, 1970s
* Randy Rhoads Series Marshall Head, Rare Protoype No. 1 or 2 given to the family by Marshall Company.
* Delores Rhoads’ First Trumpet, a Prewar/Great Depression Era Silver Fresh Besson Trumpet. This was given to her as a child by her medical doctor father in exchange for medical services as a barter during the great depression. This subsequently sparked Delores Rhoads long lived music career.

* 40 years of fan gifts to the Rhoads Family, memorabilia, all photos of Randy Rhoads, the Osbournes, Delores Rhoads, and miscellaneous instruments were taken. The photo shown in the main room was cleared out,” reports Blabbermouth.

Delores Rhoads died in November 2015 at the age of 95.

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Geo quick facts: North Hollywood, in the San Fernando Valley, is an eclectic neighborhood with modest residential blocks and the humming NoHo Arts District. The historic El Portal Theatre and many up-and-coming playhouses share the scene with art galleries, sound studios and the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. The subway-accessible area also features retro-inspired cocktail lounges, craft beer bars, vintage shops and casual cafes – wikipedia.

‘Multiple Down’ In North Hollywood CA Mass Shooting Monday Morning ‘Sherman Way Royal Fresh Market’

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. (THECOUNT) — A mass shooting Monday morning at a market on Sherman Way in North Hollywood has left multiple people wounded, according to reports.

Los Angeles police reported a shooting with “multiple victims” at the Royal Fresh Market, located in North Hollywood Morning morning.

The incident was reported at the Royal Fresh Market at 12811 Sherman Way.

One suspect was taken into custody, and police were sill looking for a second possibly armed suspect.

A heavy police presence had responded and blocked off the area of the parking lot in front of the store, reports KABC.

Additional information about the victims and suspects was not immediately available.

It is unclear what led to the shooting.

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Geo quick facts: North Hollywood, in the San Fernando Valley, is an eclectic neighborhood with modest residential blocks and the humming NoHo Arts District. The historic El Portal Theatre and many up-and-coming playhouses share the scene with art galleries, sound studios and the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. The subway-accessible area also features retro-inspired cocktail lounges, craft beer bars, vintage shops and casual cafes – wikipedia.

Las Vegas Shootout Suspect Caught In North Hollywood ((mug shot))

Ammar Harris was arrested Thursday by a team of police and federal agents in North Hollywood, Ca. Take a look at this guy’s rap sheet, what was he doing on street on the first place? He’s been terrorizing people for years, convicted of using force, robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping… And now he stands accused of killing a talented up-and-coming rapper and two others on a busy Las Vegas street.

Ammar Harris

Harris is accused in a Las Vegas strip attack that killed rapper Kenny Clutch and two other people in a taxi.

Harris, 26, was considered, according to police, “absolutely armed and dangerous,” was aprehended without incident.

Ammar Harris

Reports say an argument between Harris and Clutch, 27, whose legal name was Kenneth Cherry Jr., started at the valet of a Las Vegas hotel. Sometime later Harris fired several rounds into the Maserati killing Clutch.

He is being held without bail.

PBS Fires Fred Willard Hours After Arrest

PBS Fired Fred Willard from the show “Market Warriors” only hours after he got arrested on a lewd conduct charge.

“Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the Market Warriors series. Mark Walberg of the Antiques Roadshow will re-narrate the shows that have been produced so far,” Jeanne Hopkins of WGBH Boston said in a statement.

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Willard has not even been convicted yet and is only facing only a single misdemeanor charge of engaging in a lewd act — but that didn’t stop holly-than-thou PBS from pulling the plug in his series, adding serious insult to wrist injury.

Hollywood vice officers arrested Willard outside the Tiki Theater at 5462 Santa Monica Blvd. around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

According to TMZ.com, officers caught the 78-year-old watching an adult movie with his pants down.

“With all do respect to the individual officer, our belief is that Fred did nothing in any violation of any law. We will be working vigorously to clear his name in this matter,” Willard’s lawyer, Paul Takakjian, said in a statement.

An employee at the Tiki Theater, a 24-hour adult business, told CBS2 that undercover police came to the business twice Wednesday night and arrested an adult male.

 

A Black Eye Affair: Scott Weiland shows off new English Laundry designs

Scott Weiland unveiled his new clothing line (conceived of in collaboration with English Laundry) at the legendary Roxy in Hollywood last night.  Arriving on the scene fashionably late, Weiland sported a well-tailored, light, three-piece suit and a black eye that he hid from view behind a pair of sunglasses.  With much encouragement, he removed his shades and sheepishly revealed a maroon-ish shiner. With only a brief moment of discomfort, everyone glossed over the matter.  It’s all just a part of the rock and roll lifestyle and made his entrance far more chic.

Weiland’s band, along with DJ Brent Bolthouse, set the tone for the evening.  Bolthouse spun old and new electro, while Scott belted out his good, old, grimy rock vocals with support from his bandmates. Too bad all of Los Angeles is too afraid to get down, because a great dance off could’ve been inspired by the sounds.

For English Laundry, Weiland’s redesigned classic pieces (dress shirts, ties and trousers). He utilized unique prints and graphic designs to create suits and single pieces that the most righteous Los Angeles rocker would sport on a daily basis. Since English Laundry is such a limit pushing label, Weiland determined that women would wear the clothes on the catwalk to do the styles justice.  Although it was a tad distracting, the sexy women were effective models. They strut down the runway in men’s shirts, fishnets, heels and made lewd hand motions (the ultimate hetero male’s dream!) Photographers and middle aged men gazed up adoringly from the foot of the stage.  I can’t be certain, but I am pretty sure one of them shed a tear.

Aside from scantily clad women and a bit of rock sounds, the evening was tame, yet effective. Mild, but interesting.  A slightly less-debaucherous night than one would like to have at the Roxy, the “English Laundry by Scott Weiland” event was succesful in terms of getting men to want to purchase the line. The only problem is that they might be dissapointed if they don’t get the girls along with it.

 

Johnny Palermo ˜Everybody Hates Chris’ Dies In North Hollywood Crash

Johnnie Palermo

This is one of those tragedies, that when you get the bad news, you instantly feel ashamed of sweating the little stuff.

Johnny Palermo who acted in many productions in his brief life, including “Everybody Hates Chris,” had passed in a car crash that occurred in North Hollywood, Calif., he was 27.

Johnnie’s Girlfriend was also killed in the accident and a brother was spared, however, he was seriously injured.

One of ThecounT.com family has close ties to this situation¦  I will let them write about this, if they chose to do so.  Our most heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family who are left behind.