The Story of Randy Rhoads

By Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein (hardcover) $99

Before his tragic death in a 1982 plane crash at the age of 25, Randy Rhoads invented an explosive and technically advanced style of hard rock guitar playing that dominated the ‘80s. Over a short two-year period, Rhoads recorded two seminal multiplatinum albums with Ozzy Osbourne, which are heralded today as among the most noteworthy recordings in hard rock music history. Decades later, his massive influence continues to shape, educate and inspire first, second and third generation players and music fans who marvel at his extraordinary musicality and stunning instrumental prowess. This new book, teeming with rare photographs and memorabilia, chronicles an oral history of the guitar virtuoso’s remarkable life through those who knew him best. Packed with countless emotional and poignant stories, it provides deeper insight into the man, the myth, the legend.