Randy Rhoads' career far too short–he died in plane accident '82, age 25–but his precise, architectural, hyperspeed solos helped set the template for metal-guitar. Tom Morello: "the greatest hard-rock/heavy-metal guitar player of all time." Rhoads co-founded Quiet Riot as a teenager, joined Ozzy's band '79. He "was reaching deep into himself as a guitar player," Nikki Sixx Mötley Crüe said. "That was really the next step right there."