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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Rhandy Rhoads Book Scheduled For Release in Spring 2011!

Available for pre-order soon, the book features a foreword by none other than Zakk Wylde, who wrote: "When Joel asked me to write the foreword for this book about Randy, I was beyond honoured. I figured it was the least I could do, considering how much impact Randy has had on my life." The honour is all mine, Zakk.

One of the ideas behind this book was to reveal the impact of Randy's all-too-brief career on today's generation of rock and metal guitarists, and to that end six-stringers from the entire spectrum of heavy music have either been interviewed or have agreed to be interviewed for it. These include, but are not limited to, Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Gary Holt (Exodus), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Blotted Science), Pat O'Brien (Cannibal Corpse), Mille Petrozza (Kreator), Jack Owen (Deicide), Ralph Santolla (Obituary), Jeff Dunn (Primevil, ex-Venom) and Tomas ‘Samoth' Haugen (ex-Emperor and Zyklon). There's a ton of other interviewees to be announced. Crazy Train isn't just about Randy's guitar playing, though: I wanted to show what the guy was really like as a person, and so I also spoke with Randy's oldest friend Pete Wilkinson and his colleagues in Ozzy Osbourne's band, Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake.

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