New Randy Rhoads Documentary ‘Reflections Of A Guitar Icon’ Details

April 26, 2022

Not long for the release of the new documentary “Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon”! Rhoads is best known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne. The documentary is being released on Video On Demand on Friday, May 6 and is narrated by L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. It was written and edited by Michael Bruining.

As you’d expect, “Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon” is full of interviews with those close to Rhoads, including his mother Delores Rhoads, brother Kelle Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Gary Moore, Dweezil Zappa, George Lynch (Dokken) and Ozzy Osbourne.

Rhoads and two others were tragically killed on March 19, 1982 when the small plane they were flying in at Flying Baron Estates in Leesburg, Florida struck Osbourne‘s tour bus, then crashed into a mansion. Rhoads was only 25 years old.
Osbourne said, “One thing that he gave to me was hope, he gave me a reason for carrying on. He had patience with me, which was great. He was great to work with. He pulled the best out of me. We had a lot of fun.”
Rhoads‘ death impacted Osbourne significantly, “I lost a dear friend in my life — I miss him terribly. I just bathed my wounds with alcohol and drugs. The day that Randy Rhoads died was the day a part of me died.”

Last October, Randy was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during the 2021 ceremony.

Looking forward to this documentary. What’s the best rock doc of all-time? Is that even possible to nail down?


Written by Todd Hancock