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An in depth peek into the friendship that formed a LEGENDARY Early 80's METAL BAND and the makings of a ROCK GUITAR ICON!

All backers at a level of $1 - $49 will have their names (or someone else of their choosing) included in a special thank you section of the book. All backers at a level of $50 or more will be included in a special dedication at the front of the book! EVERYONE that pledges as part of this Kickstarter campaign will have their names (or someone else of their choosing) in the book, as Kelly's way of saying "Thank YOU"! This opportunity will ONLY be available as part of this Kickstarter campaign. All reward packages include shipping and handling for U.S. and Canadian backers. If you are an overseas international backer, please add the posted extra for international shipping charges. All pledge payments processed safely and securely through amazon.com

We've made some great headway in the first half of this campaign. And all the early supporters should have received their link to download the advance preview of Chapter 13 from Kelly Garni: Angels With Dirty Faces. We want to send a HUGE thank you to the folks that have given us the great feedback on the chapter and have expressed how they're even more excited for the rest of the book. As we are currently formatting the text and photo layouts to standard book form, we are currently looking at nearly 400 or more pages of insight only Kelly Garni could provide to the world of Randy Rhoads, Kevin DuBrow and the formation of Quiet Riot...and that is before adding the pics! :)

We only have a few days left and a little ways to go to hit our target of $8000 to help expand the number of books printed within the first pressing. To help make that push we've restructured an overlooked reward level and made it our "Best Value" overall and it is a limited run of 100.

A $65 pledge will get you ALL of the following:

A Signed Advance copy of Kelly Garni: Angels With Dirty Faces (This is a guarantee you will receive a book out of the first pressing and nearly a month before it is available to the rest of the public in October) PLUS an exclusive 11X17 museum quality print of a custom painted portrait by renowned artist Peter Mera. Inspired by one of Kelly's favorite pictures showing Randy & Kelly as kids, this portrait has been beautifully painted and inked by an amazingly artistic hand. These exclusive prints will be handcrafted and made one at a time using the highest quality archival inks and printed on a heavyweight "fine art" archival paper stock. Each print will be hand signed and numbered by the artist. They will also be custom stamped using typeset letter press. These prints will ONLY be available through this Kickstarter project. You can see an "in progress" photo below and see the actual painting within our intro video on this project's Kickstarter home page. PLUS you will receive a digital/ebook version of Kelly Garni: Angels With Dirty Faces (which will be released and delivered in Dec) AND your name (or someone of your choosing) will be included on a special "Dedication" page at the front of the book. Yep, you will actually have your name IN THE BOOK!

This is the most bang for your buck package we can put together and once they're gone they're gone!

 

LEGENDARY by Darkhouse is proud to present KELLY GARNI: ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES. This collaborative effort between Darkhouse Productions and LegendaryRockInterviews.com will be the first in hopefully a long line of great projects revolving around the music we all love so much. We have set up this campaign to give the fans the opportunity to take part in broadening not only the reach and distribution of this important book to a "worldwide" level, but also in adding to the actual content, making this book something truly special. We are fans ourselves and, along with Kelly, want to give everyone the unique experience of taking part in creating something fully worthy of the history and legacy of the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Icons contained within these pages. For those of us that are tired of the rehashing of things we've read in interviews and books from the past this book is NOT just the same old "this is the gear he used" and "this is what it was like on some arena stage" kinda thing! WHY? Because all the real fans already know that stuff...and because that's not what this book is about!)    By preordering through this campaign, you will guarantee a first pressing copy of the book AND save $ overall by avoiding additional shipping costs and third party upcharges. (In other words, you can get it here for less than in stores or other online outlets, because you're getting it direct from the source)

Kelly Garni, original bassist and founding member of QUIET RIOT, will finally be releasing his long awaited autobiography, Kelly Garni: Angels With Dirty Faces. This book contains a very heartfelt and earnest look at the life, music and friends of Kelly Garni. He gives readers an all access pass into every corner of his world; including his lifelong friendship with legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot). The book dives right into the initial meeting of Kelly and Randy and their fast friendship and mutual love of music. With insights to their earliest influences, Angels With Dirty Faces traces the steps of two kids making memories, making music and making a hell of a lot of noise! Early on Kelly & Randy knew what they wanted to do and each turn seemed to propel them faster and faster into the direction of being professional musicians. It was never a matter of "if" they would make it..it was a matter of when.

Within these 400+ pages Kelly talks about the friends, early bands, and experiences that would soon make up the first formation of a group the world would know as Quiet Riot. As with most bands the clash of personalities and creativity makes for good music and even better stories. From brother-like fights to all out wars, Kelly had a knack for finding himself in the middle of it all! Then again he was bookended by what would become two LEGENDARY icons of the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal scene of the 80's. Kevin DuBrow and Randy Rhoads. Angels with Dirty Faces is a piece of Rock N Roll history told from a VERY unique perspective. Kelly had shared some of the best and worst times of his life, as well as a stage, with both Randy and Kevin. Outliving people you share your life with is never easy and Kelly shares with the you, the reader, how those events affected him and his journeys long after he left the stage.

Kelly Garni: Angels With Dirty Faces also contains rare personal photos, candid band photos live and in the studio, never before published photos taken by Ron Sobol, Jack Lue and Kelly Garni himself. There is an entire section devoted to the amazing thoughts and memories of Randy fans collected from around the world, as well as all new and exclusive quotes from an array of other artists and celebrities that have been touched or inspired by Randy's talent. (Incl Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society), Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne/Rainbow/Uriah Heep), Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Dave "Snake" Sabo (Skid Row), music producer Michael Wagener, Nina Blackwood (original MTV VJ) and many many more.

Now is your chance to be a part of Rock History and bring this book to the world.

All reward packages include shipping and handling for U.S. and Canadian backers. If you are an overseas international backer, please add the posted extra for international shipping charges. All pledge payments processed safely and securely through amazon.com

"In Progress" Photo of portrait from renowned artist Peter Mera
"In Progress" Photo of portrait from renowned artist Peter Mera

Renowned painter and artist Peter Mera has been commissioned to create a custom portrait for Kelly Garni: Angels With Dirty Faces. After talking with Peter about the book and the background of the stories contained within, Kelly presented a few of his favorite photos of Randy. This one stood out far beyond the rest. This picture captures much of the same emotion and spirit that is contained within Kelly's stories. It's just an amazing picture of two kids hanging out and having fun however they can, and now it has become an amazing piece of art that reflects the sincerity and heartfelt honesty of Kelly's story.

These exclusive prints will be a handcrafted and made one at a time using the highest quality archival inks and printed on a heavyweight "fine art" archival paper stock. Each print will be hand signed and numbered by the artist. They will also be custom stamped using typeset letter press. These prints will ONLY be available through this Kickstarter project.

 

A Personal Photo Portrait of Kevin DuBrow taken by Kelly himself.
A Personal Photo Portrait of Kevin DuBrow taken by Kelly himself.

After life on the stage Kelly found himself looking for another creative outlet. He soon found an eye for photography. Not only becoming a successful professional photographer of models and weddings in the Las Vegas area, but also turning his lens to high art photography. In discussing the making of "Kelly Garni: Angels With Dirty Faces" he also hinted to another book concept he had been working on, a photo book of artistic portraits telling a story of the subjects through focus on their hands. With many celebrity photos already accumulated, Kelly brought out this brilliant portrait of Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow. This is from Kelly's private collection and is being made publicly available here for the first time.

These exclusive prints will be a handcrafted and made one at a time using the highest quality archival inks and printed on a heavyweight "fine art" archival paper stock. Each print will be hand signed and numbered by Kelly Garni. They will also be custom stamped using typeset letter press. These prints will ONLY be available through this Kickstarter project.

An exclusive "completely one of a kind" custom creation from SOCKS-THAT-ROCK fully inspired by Kelly's stories and the Legacy of Randy! This creation will only be available as part of this Kickstarter campaign and is a true one-of-a-kind handmade/artisan crafted piece of art. Artist Joelene Chinn of Socks-That-Rock has been handmaking custom one-of-a-kind art dolls since 2008. She has made her wonderfully twisted creations for celebrities such as Korn, Daughtry, and most recently, Kaley Cuoco (the actress who plays Penny on "Big Bang Theory")..just to name a few. You can see more of Joelene's amazing creatures here www.facebook.com/SocksThatRockDolls

We will post update pics of Joelene's custom design inspired by Randy as it progresses.

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  • YES! The book is coming out regardless. Indie publishers LEGENDARY by Darkhouse will ABSOLUTELY be printing an initial pressing of this book regardless of the outcome of this Kickstarter. By preordering through this campaign, you will guarantee that you get an available copy AND save $ overall by avoiding additional shipping costs. We have set up this campaign to give the fans the opportunity to take part in broadening not only the reach and distribution of this important book to a "worldwide" level, but also in adding to the actual content and making this book something truly special. Backers of this Kickstarter campaign have the chance to get the book before anyone else and access to exclusive rewards that will NOT be available anywhere but within this campaign. We are fans ourselves and, along with Kelly, want to give everyone the unique experience of taking part in creating something fully worthy of the history and legacy of the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Icons contained within these pages.

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