Japanese 9-Year-old Randy Rhoads

29 Aug

I’m a fan of the rock band KISS…but I also like Ozzy Osbourne just as much.


So, I thought it was great when I found out that nine-year-old 宮澤佑門 (Yuuto Miyazawa) is also a big fan of Ozzy Osbourne and the late-Randy Rhoads!

I had seen 宮澤佑門 (Yuuto Miyazawa) on a Japanese variety TV show last year. He’s a nine-year-old Japanese rock guitar child prodigy.

His favorite guitar is his black with white dots “flying-V” guitar that looks exactly like the one Randy Rhoads used to play when he was a member of Ozzy Osbourne‘s band in the ’80s.

宮澤佑門 (Yuuto Miyazawa) finally made his American debut after becoming a minor celebrity in Japan.
And he deserves it!
He can play heavy metal guitar as well as any adult musician…maybe even better!

Here he is playing the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Free Bird” in a small Tokyo club:

He was on the the American “Ellen DeGeneres” TV talk show. And he played the song “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne“. After which he was surprised when Ozzy himself came out to meet him.
Here it is:

And if you don’t know how close his playing is to the “real” song.
Here is a video of Ozzy Osbourne and his band including the late guitarist Randy Rhoads performing the same song (I wasn’t able to find a YouTube clip that showed Randy playing this song with the same guitar that 宮澤佑門 (Yuuto Miyazawa) was using.):

After 宮澤佑門 (Yuuto Miyazawa) met Ozzy Osbourne on that American TV show, Ozzy remembered him and invited Yuto to play the song with his band on stage earlier this year!
Here it is:

8 Responses to “Japanese 9-Year-old Randy Rhoads”

  1. Roxy March 25, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    :O He’s is amazing! Only 9 when he plays there,he is very talented. It’s lovely how Ozzy came out to meet him and invites him to play a concerts.


    • tokyo5 March 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      Yes, Yuto is a child prodigy. And Ozzy is class.


  2. metalodyssey March 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    I remember seeing this young lad on the news a couple of years ago. It will be interesting to see just what he chooses to do as a career. Becoming a Heavy Metal guitarist could very well be an option. I wish the very best for him!


    • tokyo5 March 24, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

      >It will be interesting to see just what he chooses to do as a career.

      I think he wants to be a professional musician.

      He’s played in America (with Ozzy at the Blizzcon that I mentioned above and also Lollapalooza) and more recently he played in Hong Kong and Tokyo (before the recent earthquake).


  3. Metal Misfit August 30, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    Awesome. Maybe he’s the one who should have replaced Zakk.


    • tokyo5 August 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

      I bet he could do it (if his parents don’t mind him living a “rock ‘n roll” lifestyle).
      Personally, I wouldn’t want my kids to become celebrities…it’s a difficult life, I think.


  4. The Ruling Numerator August 30, 2009 at 5:31 am #

    Oddly, I pride in the successes of a Japanese. ❤


  5. tokyo5 August 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    I forgot to mention too…
    「宮澤佑門」 (Yuuto Miyazawa) is listed in the Guiness Book Of World Records as “The Youngest Professional Guitarist“.


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