RANDY RHOADS, QUIET RIOT: Movie Premieres
Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years is a new documentary about the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist's early years.
Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years had its premiere Wednesday at L.A.'s Skirball Cultural Center. The new documentary about the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist's early years was followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers as well as Quiet Riot's old fan club president and Jodi Raskin-Vigier, who was Rhoads' fiancée.
The film explores the friendship between Rhoads and the late Quiet Riot frontman, Kevin Dubrow, the band's struggle to get an American recording deal and Rhoads' decision to audition for Osbourne.
The filmmakers aren't sure what the plans are for the 90-minute documentary. It's currently included as a bonus DVD with a book of the same name, which is available though RedMatchProductions.com.
The screening was attended by:
- Rhoads' high school buddy and original Quiet Riot drummer Drew Forsyth, who flew in from Hawaii, where he's now a soundman.
- Quiet Riot bassists Rudy Sarzo and Sean McNabb
- Laura Mandell, mother of Kevin Dubrow
- Former Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde