Tracii Guns Justifies Not Involving Randy Rhoads’ Sister In The Guitarist’s Biopic
Tracii Guns narrated last year’s Randy Rhoads biopic ‘Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon.’ However, the late guitar icon’s family chose not to be involved in the makings of the film. In his recent Instagram post, Tracii tried to justify persuading Randy’s sister Kathy to stay out of the biopic.
“So, this was released last year,” Tracii Guns wrote. “I have a very sacred relationship with Randy’s sister Kathy, and it was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made. Kathy and I are protective over Randy’s legacy, and we made this agreement long ago that exploiting Randy’s name in any impure way was unacceptable at any time. So, when I got the call to do this, my heart raced.”
Explaining why he chose to narrate the documentary, Tracii continued, “Here is the deal. This documentary was going to be completed and released no matter what, and I knew Kathy wasn’t supportive of this type of thing. My decision was based on this: If the documentary was going to be released, I knew that if it was anyone else but me, possibly that Kathy would be very sad and angry.”
He further added, “I watched the documentary before making my decision. I decided that it was put together with love and also critically accurate. Instead of feeling like it was something put together loosely, I felt proud of the director’s work, and we moved forward. I didn’t tell Kathy in advance because I knew she would try to talk me out of it.”
The guitarist then explained, “Because I have so much respect for her, I would have agreed not to do it, and someone else would have done it anyway. Then that resentment could have possibly lasted a lifetime in Kathy’s mind, but I knew once I talked to her and explained the situation that she would probably agree with me, and then we could all feel good about my decision. And that’s exactly what happened, and it actually brought us closer together.”
‘Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon’ was made available on Video On Demand in May 2022. Directed by Andre Relis and narrated by Tracii Guns, the biopic featured old footage of interviews with Randy’s mother and brother. As it seems, Tracii thought this documentary would be released anyhow and wanted to narrate it himself. Although he knew Kathy Rhoads would talk him out of it, he still wanted to be the narrator of the biopic. In the end, Guns’ decision brought them closer.