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Randy Rhoads: The 1982 Kelle Rhoads Interview

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    Let’s continue our Randy Rhoads celebration by turning to his brother, Kelle Rhoads. Randy and Kelle grew up in the same house, attended the same schools, started a band together, and worked in their mom’s music store. After Randy joined Ozzy Osbourne’s band in 1980, he returned home during breaks from recording and touring. In fact, he spent his final days off – a ten-day break the Diary of a Madman tour – at the family home in Burbank, California. Less than a week later, Randy perished in a plane crash. When I interviewed Delores Rhoads five months later, she suggested I speak with Kelle for more details about Randy’s formative years. Here, for the first time, is my complete conversation with Kelle, which took place on August 15, 1982. Continue reading

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