Adrian Galysh Recalls Extraordinary Story About Randy Rhoads

Musician, guitar instructor and Guitar World contributor Adrian Galysh recently came to us with a fascinating story about making a connection with one of his primary guitar idols, Randy Rhoads, and in particular, with Randy’s mother, Delores Rhoads. Below, Galysh recounts the touching story, which involves a full-circle moment that was more than 30 years in the making.

“This past Saturday, my Acoustic A-Z gig at D'Argenzio Wine Room in Burbank, CA, turned out to be one the most special, memorable, emotional, and powerful events of my life. My acoustic performing partner, August Zadra (of the Dennis DeYoung band), and I love playing there and have always loved the energy of the room, and we consider Kathy and Richard D'Argenzio to be our friends.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.