Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has teamed up with Rufus Publications for the publication of Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin, a celebration of one of the most influential hard rock/heavy metal guitarists of all time. This extensive photo book features many classic and unseen shots of the former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist chosen by Ross from his personal archive. A version with Ozzy’s autograph is selling for a big price.
Halfin announced the completion of Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin in a tweet writing, “Just finished this today. My new book on Randy Rhoads which will be coming soon via Rufus Books . I’ve gone through my archive to uncover loads of never before seen photos and I hope some very nice surprises for you . #rosshalfin #randyrhoads”
Rhoads’s bandmate in Ozzy’s group, bassist Rudy Sarzo, gave the book his stamp of approval, tweeting, “@RossHalfin was not only our unofficial band photographer but also a tour bus mate, a trusted confidant and an awesome Hang. He had photographic access to Ozzy’s world like no one else. I’m really looking forward to his book.”
Measuring 240mm by 340mm, “Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin” contains hundred of beautiful images and features an exclusive introduction by Ozzy Osbourne and an epilogue by Rhoads fan, guitarist Tom Morello.
The book will be available in three editions:
* The standard book
240mm by 340mm, 280-page hardback book with printed cover and cloth slipcase – £99.00
* The Deluxe Signed Leather Edition
240mm by 340mm, 280-page hardback book with blue leather cover, lenticular and white leather slipcase. Numbered 1 to 500. Personally signed by Ozzy Osbourne and Ross Halfin – £299.00
* The Super Deluxe Edition
Measuring 297mm by 420mm, this 280-page hardback book with blue leather cover and 3D lenticular comes in a special blue slipcase and outer presentation box with three numbered giclee prints. Numbered 1 to 150. Personally signed by Ozzy Osbourne and Ross Halfin £666.00. This edition is physically larger than the previous two editions.