Local groups seek support for autobiography of Quiet Riot’s Kelly Garni

Staff Report

Rockford’s Darkhouse Productions and LegendaryRockInterviews.com are in search of donations for their collaborative effort, Kelly Garni: Angels with Dirty Faces, the autobiography of Quiet Riot founding member and bassist Kelly Garni.

The groups have pledged a goal of $8,000 on the online funding site Kickstarter. Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1349135258/kelly-garni-angels-with-dirty-faces-autobiography.

As of Aug. 3, the project had attracted 39 backers and raised $1,741. The $8,000 goal must be reached by Friday, Aug. 17, for the project to receive funding.

According to the project’s Kickstarter page: “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 at the back 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.

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. Backers of this 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. …

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). …

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. …”

Legendary Rock Interviews’ John Parks is a frequent contributor to The Rock River Times.

From the Aug. 8-14, 2012, issue

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