Randy Rhoads Biography and Photo Book

Velocity Books brings us Randy Rhoads, a book that shows the life story of this phenomenal guitar player in vivid detail.

Randy Rhoads Biography and Photo Book

This biography is written by Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein, they combined interviews, rare pictures and memorabilia to piece together the story of Randy.

Randy Rhoads is a familiar name in guitar circles, he was a very talented young guitar player that was gone too soon, just when he was on the fast lane to rock stardom.

The book covers the story of this young guitarists' life before his tragic death at the age of 25. It starts out by tracing back the stories of how Randy started playing, and even showing his early instruments. The book also showcased stories and images of how Randy honed his skills, also showcasing his earlier band called Quiet Riot.

It also offers a lot of rare photographs, interviews and snippets of Randy's 2 year run with Ozzy Osbourne, as they recorded two multi-platinum albums. Randy's fretwork on songs such as Mr. Crowley, Crazy Train and Flying High Again gave him legendary status as a guitar icon. Guitar Player magazine even honored Randy as the best new talent of the year in 1981.

Finally the book covers the details of Randy's untimely death on the morning of March 19, 1982. He was killed in a small private plane along with two other people as it crashed into the garage of a plantation home in Leesburg, Florida. During that flight, the plane's pilot was doing unnecessary stunts trying to fly close to the parked tour bus. On its third attempt, the plane's left wing clipped the back side of the tour bus, and sent the plane spiraling and crashing into a nearby mansion.

Randy Rhoads' legacy did not end on that fateful day, his music and talent lives on and continues to inspire the next generation of guitar players. This book gives a more in depth look at the life and legacy of this popular rock guitar player.

Here are some snippets from Velocity Publishing's press release: "Today, mythologized and immortalized, Randy Rhoads has become a veritable pop culture institution. Paying homage to his pioneering ability, Marshall Amplifiers created a custom amplifier that bears Randy’s name and signature sound. Action figures and sculptures with Randy’s likeness have become highly sought after collector’s items, while Jackson Guitars have sold millions of Randy Rhoads model guitars, pleasing the late guitarist’s loyal legion of dedicated followers. His image graces innumerable music magazine covers annually."

Velocity also uploaded a quick video that feature the book:

The press release ends with this: "Finally, after years of anticipation, comes the release of this biography written by Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein, which vividly documents Randy’s life and career. Teeming with hundreds of rare photographs and memorabilia, the book chronicles an oral history of Randy’s remarkable life through those who knew him best. 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."

The Randy Rhoads biography book is currently available for purchase online, retailing for $99. For more information and to get a copy of the book, you can head over to Velocity Books.

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