THE FINE PRINT - Rhoads Family Photo Outtakes

width="10"> href="/sites/"target="_blank">src="/sites/" />Delores Rhoads, April 2008 For our feature story on the new Marshall 1959 Randy Rhoads Signature amp, which is in the August issue, on sale now, Guitar World was granted special access to a private area of the Musonia School of Music--the music school owned by Randy's mother, Delores. As you can see from the pix in the August issue, reporter Alan di Perna was shown such Rhoads artifacts as his very first guitar (a Gibson Army & Navy flattop acoustic), a set list from the final Rhoads/Osbourne tour, his Super Lead head and more. Present at the photo shoot were Randy's mother, as well as his brother Kelle and sister Kathy.As photographer Travis Shinn took so many photos throughout the day, I figured this would be a good opportunity to show you some of the ones we didn't use in the issue. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version.Thank you to Mrs. Rhoads and Kelle for helping us put this story together...we are forever grateful.width="10"> href="/sites/"target="_blank">src="/sites/" />Delores Rhoads, April 2008 width="10"> href="/sites/"target="_blank">src="/sites/" />A miniature version of Rhoads' tomb width="10"> href="/sites/"target="_blank">src="/sites/" />Delores Rhoads with Randy's Jackson width="10"> href="/sites/"target="_blank">src="/sites/" />Delores and Kathy Rhoads width="10"> href="/sites/"target="_blank">src="/sites/" />Kelle Rhoads, April 2008

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Jeff Kitts

As a teenager, Jeff Kitts began his career in the mid ’80s as editor of an underground heavy metal fanzine in the bedroom of his parents’ house. From there he went on to write for countless rock and metal magazines around the world – including Circus, Hit Parader, Metal Maniacs, Rock Power and others – and in 1992 began working as an assistant editor at Guitar World. During his 27 years at Guitar World, Jeff served in multiple editorial capacities, including managing editor and executive editor before finally departing as editorial director in 2018. Jeff has authored several books and continues to write for Guitar World and other publications and teaches English full time in New Jersey. His first (and still favorite) guitar was a black Ibanez RG550.