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New documentary explores the life and legacy of Ozzy/Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads

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Forty years after his tragic death in a plane crash at age 25, the life of guitarist Randy Rhoads is being explored in a new documentary.

Called Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon, the film is narrated by Tracii Guns and charts Rhoads’ career as the co-founder of Quiet Riot, which he subsequently left to become Ozzy Osbourne‘s guitarist. With Ozzy, he co-wrote legendary songs like “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley” — the solos of which are among the most iconic in heavy metal history — and “Suicide Solution.”

After appearing on Ozzy’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, Rhoads was killed in March of 1982 when the single-engine Beechcraft F35 plane in which he was riding — piloted by Ozzy’s tour bus driver — crashed and burst into flames while attempting to “buzz” Ozzy’s tour bus.

The documentary features interviews with Rhoads’ band mates, family members and fellow musicians, including Ozzy, the late Eddie Van Halen, Quiet Riot’s Rudy Sarzo, Drew Forsyth and the late Frankie Banali, Dokken‘s George Lynch, ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, the late Gary Moore, Dweezil Zappa and more.

Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon will be available on VOD starting May 6 on iTunes, Amazon, Dish, DirecTV, Google Play and many other services.

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