Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Refused To Cooperate In Making of New Randy Rhoads Documentary
May 16, 2022 9:11AM EDT
- The new documentary “Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon” features interviews with such rock icons as Eddie Van Halen, Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali, KISS’ Bruce Kulick and Whitenake’s Joel Hoekstra. Missing from the film, however, are members of the Osbourne family.
- Director Andre Relis says Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne refused to cooperate in the filming of the documentary, leaving him to scramble for enough material to fill the 85-minute flick. “Sharon and Ozzy weren’t gonna give it to me, man,” Relis says of his request to secure footage of Rhoads performing with Osbourne. “And they made that very clear to me once they found out I was doing this documentary. That was the challenging part. I had to go in this on my own without their support. I tried to get their support, but they weren’t having it.”
- Although Relis eventually found someone who could sell him the rights to “real basic footage of Ozzy with Randy onstage,” securing it was nothing short of a nightmare. “I got some really interesting communication from Sharon,” he says. “Not the best, friendliest stuff was coming from that side of things. I won’t go into detail on that. But I can say that I find it very mysterious.” The documentary is available now on Pay-Per-View.