Former QUIET RIOT bassist Kelly Garni and Kelle Rhoads, brother of late OZZY OSBOURNE/QUIET RIOT guitarist Randy Rhoads, have made a major announcement for fans across the globe. A museum dedicated to the legacy of Randy Rhoads is set to open later this year in Corona, California. The location was picked as it's just a short distance away from Randy's gravesite in southern California.
Video footage of the announcement can be viewed below.
As previously reported, a new Randy Rhoads book is in the works entitled "You Can't Kill Rock & Roll" that has a "major publisher" backing the project. Rock photographer Jay Banbury, whose picture of Randy was selected as the front cover image for the book, states, "'You Can't Kill Rock & Roll' will be the most complete and comprehensive book ever written on Randy Rhoads, period! I've personally read numerous chapters from the book and I can honestly tell all of you, that this is the book we've all been waiting for! No rehashed guitar magazine articles or fluff story. 'You Can't Kill Rock & Roll' is being written by Randy's lifelong friend Kelly Garni along with award-winning editor/screenwriter Michael Lynn. Kelly Garni sets the record straight and tells the real Randy Rhoads story as only Kelly can!
"Not only will this book be a great read, it will also contain numerous unpublished photos, memorabilia, personal artifacts, drawings and clippings created by Randy Rhoads himself, along with personal letters that were handwritten by Randy to friends, family and most importantly letters that go into great detail about life on the road while on tour."
Regarding the fact that one of his pictures was selected to be the front cover image for the "You Can't Kill Rock & Roll" book, Banbury says, "It's been nearly 30 years since I shot those special pictures of Randy and I never would have imagined back then how lucky I was to be at the right place at the right time."
In 1982, Rhoads, the then-lead guitarist for OZZY OSBOURNE, and two others were killed at Flying Baron Estates, just outside Leesburg, Florida, when their small plane struck Osbourne's tour bus, then crashed into a mansion.