Late Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Randy Rhoads Gets Two New Books


Story by Charles Ken

The late Randy Rhoads gets honored with upcoming biography and photo book

Late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads may have passed away at the young age of 25, but he created a lot of great music in his short life. In just two years, Rhoads recorded two groundbreaking multi-platinum records with Ozzy Osbourne and popular metal anthems such as “Flying High Again” and “Crazy Train.”

Now, Rhoads is getting his own biography to pay tribute to his exceptional life and career. “Randy Rhoads,” a book by Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein, promises “hundreds of rare photographs and memorabilia” as well as an “oral history of Randy’s remarkable life through those who knew him best,” according to Blabbermouth. “Packed with countless emotional and poignant stories about the guitar icon, the book weaves a powerful tapestry of colorful memories about his life, which help provide deeper insight into Randy, the man, the myth, the legend. His life is a lasting testament to his supernatural talent and quiet humility.”

“Randy Rhoads” is set to arrive on Velocity Publishing Group, with distribution through Guitar World. Pre-orders will start April 1 via Guitar World’s official site.

Not enough Rhoads for you? “Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years,” a new book from Quiet Riot’s personal photographer and lighting director Ron Sobol, will also be available for pre-order starting around April 1 from Guitar World. The book comes with a 90-minute DVD documentary of Rhoads’ years with Quiet Riot featuring interview footage telling the story of Quiet Riot. For more information on both of the releases, hit up Guitar World’s site.




Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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