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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Director Says A Lot Of People ‘Tried To Squash’ His Film

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You can now watch the new documentary film “Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon” on Video On Demand.

The 85-minute doc was directed by Andre Relis, features narration by L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns and was written and edited by Michael Bruining.

“Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon” includes interviews with Randy’s 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, DIO),Gary Moore, Dweezil Zappa, George Lynch (DOKKEN) and Ozzy Osbourne.

In a recent interview with the “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz”, Relis said about his decision to get involved with the creation of the film: “What really got me to do this documentary… There was an existing documentary from 2012 [or] 2013, which is ‘Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years’. And they never really released it. And the filmmaker reached out to me. I watched it and I just thought, ‘This is incredible.’ So, yeah, there’s a lot of material utilized that’s been dated from that period of time.”

When asked which part of the filmmaking process was the most difficult this time around, Relis said: “Quite frankly, all of ’em. Like I say, it was a unique situation that I had an underlying film that I was able to license a lot of footage from. But a film producer… I’ve been producing films that are really, really, really hard to make, dealing with very difficult personalities, and I think that through my 12, 13 years of producing movies, it really helped just hammer through it.

“There was a lot of people along the way that tried to squash it or made it really difficult for me, and I just thought, ‘We’ve gotta get the story out. We’ve gotta get the story out,'” he explained. “And I’m not gonna let the story go.’

“There was a time where it was pretty sketchy, but I stayed committed and we got it done.”

You can catch the full interview at this location.