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Randy Rhoads Hardcover – June 29, 2012
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This incredible book answers the questions I have had regarding Randy Rhoads for over 30 years! For years, I have wondered who the woman was pictured in the Tribute Live album cover and now I know. This is one of the most amazing collection of pictures and facts I have ever read or seen and the writer's have really done their homework. From what I understand, this is now out of print, so don't miss out on this incredible compilation. I can't begin to wonder where Randy would be today, but I can tell you that I have thought about him and his incredible contribution to musical history nearly everyday since that fateful day, March 19th, 1982. It is such a shame that the original Blizzard of Oz band with all of it's chemistry didn't continue on here in America (along with Randy) and make more music than just those two first albums. They wrote all of that incredible music and never got the recognition nor the monies that rightfully should have been paid to them. I wonder if Randy (and his family) got screwed too? At any rate, Ozzy never recaptured the original energy or chemistry with the quality of the songwriting and performance that he had with Randy Rhoads, Lee Kerslake, and Bob Daisley. That was THE Blizzard of Oz band...Too bad we never saw them in Amerca... I am thankful for this work of art. For that I say thank you to the writers for all of their hard work and research in the making of this fine piece work that will most likely stand as the definitive history of all things Randy Rhoads. God Bless you, Randy. You will always be missed and we will always wonder what might have been... --Amazon
This book is worth every penny of the price. It looks like it took all involved years to create. You know that you are getting an accurate picture of Randy Rhoads when his friends, bandmates and girlfriends are all interviewed. I found the chapter concerning the plane crash and the chapter hearing from the photographers who captured his image to be the most compelling. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the late great guitarist. There is nothing else as comprehensive about Randy Rhoads currently available and I have personally read every book about him. A great book to have on your coffee table for others to enjoy. --Amazon
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It's really well written and there is so much new material that I have never read before now. It includes great heartfelt stories from Lori Hollen, Jodi (Raskin) Vigier, Jan McGuire and many others that were extremely close to Randy. It goes through his life, the Quiet Riot years, Ozzy years, his passing and the aftermath. There are comments and interviews included, in addition to the story, that are a great read. This is the most comprehensive book on the life of this much loved, brilliant guitar player. I especially enjoyed the anecdotes about Randy's sense of humor.
There are photos from the much talked about guitar seminar held in Pennsylvania, as well as detailed photos of his gear and guitars and some of the now famous Ridgefarm Studios. Another treat was to see some of the personal photos of fans meeting Randy. A highlight was a full page of handwritten thank you notes to Ridgefarm from Randy and the entire band. Some really beautiful large-sized photos are featured throughout.
The hard work and care really shows in this special gem. I have been waiting 30 years to see and own something like this. A first class release on Randy Rhoads is finally here! I've always been a true fan of Randy's and I'm incredibly happy I own this book! It's a must-have and worth every penny! No one will be disappointed!
The following announcement about the lawsuit and their reasons for it was sent out: In late 2012 Randy Rhoads mother, Delores Rhoads, siblings Kathryn Rhoads D'Argenzio and Kelle Rhoads, learned that a coffee table book titled "Randy Rhoads" had been released, co-authored by Andrew Klein and rock writer Steven Rosen with the assistance of Peter Margolis and Denny Anderson.
The family obtained a copy of the book. They were both astonished and horrified to see that Klein and Margolis are holding themselves out as "experts" on the life of Randy Rhoads, implying that they had the approval and cooperation of the Rhoads family, which they did not.
On April 1, 2007, Margolis entered into an agreement with the Rhoads family to produce a single documentary film on the life of Randy Rhoads. Margolis assured the family that the film would be completed within three years. From that point on, however, Margolis himself did not own any of the ideas and materials obtained or created in the production of the documentary, or any of the photos, videos or sound recordings collected for use in it, having assigned all of that to Dakota Films, the company financing and producing the documentary. Over the next several years, Margolis, Klein and others, working for Dakota Films, went forward with the project. Although Margolis reportedly claimed, as of early 2012, that the documentary was completed - "in the can"--it has never been released.Read more ›
I am thankful for this work of art. For that I say thank you to the writers for all of their hard work and research in the making of this fine piece work that will most likely stand as the definitive history of all things Randy Rhoads. God Bless you, Randy. You will always be missed and we will always wonder what might have been...
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LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! I'm a huge Randy fan, this helps with my collection!!!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this was a good book, it has tons of awesome photos. If you are a Randy Rhoads fan, and you collect Randy Rhoads items then you should get this book.Published 10 months ago by Steve
This book is a must for Randy fans. Randy was the reason why I picked up the guitar. I can still remember sitting in the back of the school bus and hearing the riff for "Crazy... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brent Robinson
Very colorful. Interesting look at Randy's early years and influences.Published 12 months ago by Kathy Jo Miller
This is THE book to get on Randy Rhoads. The book is wonderfully done with pictures that had not yet been seen, personal stories of people who were close to Randy and an incredible... Read morePublished 13 months ago by shane