Guitarist Randy Rhoads was lightening in a bottle. His creative, unique style of playing marked him as one of the best guitarists of all time. Sadly, while touring with Ozzy Osbourne, his meteoric rise was cut short by a fatal plane crash. Longtime friend Ron Sobol has captured the nascent years of Quiet Riot with Randy Rhoads The Quiet Riot Years Book and Official DVD Documentary. It’s a must for fans of Rhoads, Quiet Riot or high-octane hard rock.
The glossy photo journal is chocked full of personal photos that trace the history of Randy’s ascension as a musician and it takes an honest look at the heart of the guitar hero. This hefty-sized book is full of poignant photos and memorabilia, highlighting a bygone era and a one-of-a-kind talent. The 90-minute documentary has raw performance footage as well as interviews with Randy’s friends. It chronicles Randy’s guitar roots and the bumpy road to stardom that he and the band faced in a sea of Hollywood talent. Skillfully produced and edited, it moves quickly, with a microscopic look at Randy and Kevin’s tried-and-true friendship. Ron’s narration lends an extra layer of authenticity to it. Adding a page to the rock and roll annals, this book and DVD pay a warm tribute to a performer whose playing was a quiet riot of sheer genius.