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Bassist Rudy Sarzo Says Randy Rhoads Documentary Is Not Based On My Book

By Newsferatu, Writer
Thursday, May 10, 2007 @ 5:31 AM


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Former Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne/current DIO bassist Rudy Sarzo has issued a statement in response to a recent press release from Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow in which he explains his reason why he "declined to participate" in the upcoming documentary about late Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads.

Sarzo spoke to KNAC.COM contributor Deb Rao saying, "In response to a recent press release from Kevin Dubrow, I’m compelled to address his statements regarding claims of inaccuracies in my book, Off The Rails, and towards an upcoming Randy Rhoads documentary now in production.

I want to highly stress that Dakota Film’s Randy Rhoads documentary, that is being directed by Peter Margolis, is not based on my book, Off The Rails or any book for that matter. In no way, is the film scripted. It is based on interviews from family members, childhood friends, former band members and fans who want to share their memories and express their feelings about Randy in this special tribute.

The documentary's director, Peter Margolis, is an ex-student of Randy Rhoads. His life was truly influenced by Randy's music and friendship. The film has 100 percent support and participation of the Rhoads family and from what I understand, Kelle Rhoads will be contributing to the soundtrack of the film.

I sincerely hope that Kevin's animosity towards me, which he’s been harboring for nearly 25 years, does not extend into this well-meaning project.

In response to Mr. DuBrow's statement that my book is filled with inaccuracies, well, I have yet to see him back up his allegations. Besides, out of the 24 chapters in the book there is only one that refers to my time with Randy in Quiet Riot. The other 23 chapters are about my memories of Randy during my period in Ozzy's band."

With the blessings of the Rhoads family, Dakota Pictures and Director Peter Margolis began filming the Randy Rhoads Documentary on March 19, 2007 at the Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino, CA.


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