Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Randy Rhoads documentary coming to Video On Demand

A new documentary about the late Randy Rhoads will premiere next month via Video On Demand.

Directed by Andre Relis and narrated by L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, “Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon” takes a look at the life and legacy of the rocker, who co-founded Quiet Riot before shooting to fame as the groundbreaking guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne in the early 1980s.

Rhoads was a key figure in the revival of Osbourne’s career following his dismissal from Black Sabbath; the pair launched Ozzy’s solo brand with 1980’s “Blizzard Of Ozz” and 1981’s “Diary of A Madman” before the guitarist was tragically killed in a plane crash at the age of 25 while on tour in 1982.

Set to premiere via Video On Demand on May 6, the documentary includes interviews with Randy’s mother Delores Rhoads, brother Kelle Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Gary Moore, Dweezil Zappa, George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and Ozzy Osbourne.

“I’m beyond excited to be sharing Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon with the world,” director and VMI founder Andre Relis tells Screen Rant. “I grew up listening to Randy in Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne, and was inspired by his unmatchable talent. So much that I actually joined a band in the 90’s — a punk, metal infusion called Rubberneck — and became a touring artist. I’m thankful to my team of producers, and thankful to Tracii for helping to narrate the film and showcase the life of such a legendary guitarist.”

Rhoads was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during the 2021 ceremony last fall when his work was recognized with the Musical Excellence Award, which is given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence have had a dramatic impact on music.

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