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Authors in L.A. this week: A Quiet Riot at Book Soup

September 03, 2012|By Liesl Bradner
  • "Randy Rhoads" is a biography of the late rock guitar virtuoso who played with Ozzy Ozbourne
"Randy Rhoads" is a biography of the late rock guitar virtuoso… (Neal Preston )

Come on feel the noise at Book Soup this week as Grover Jackson, president of GJ2 Guitars, gives away the first guitar in his new line during a book-signing event for “Randy Rhoads” by Andrew Klein and Steven Rosen.

The event coincides with the 30th anniversary of Rhoads' tragic death at age 25 in a plane crash in Florida in 1982. The rock guitarist, best known for his neo-classical stylings, played with metal band Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne recording such hits “Crazy Train” and “Flying High Again.”

The 400-page biography is filled with hundreds of rare photographs and memorabilia. 50 limited-edition posters of Rhoads will also be given away at the only book signing scheduled in Southern California this year.

In keeping with the 1980s flashback theme, former brat packer and darling of director John Hughes teen-angst comedies Molly Ringwald will be discussing her debut novel, “When It Happens to You,” a collection of interlinked stories dealing with betrayal, infertility and the complexities of modern relationships. She tapped out the title story on her cellphone during down time on set.

Los Angeles Times columnist Megan Daum joins Ringwald at Track 16 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (part of Live Talks L.A. series) on Wednesday.

As always, we recommend that you check with bookstores and venues listed below for any event changes/cancellations.

Tuesday, 7 p.m.:  Jim Dawson discusses and signs "Los Angeles' Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero!” Book Soup

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Melissa Marr signs “Carnival of Souls,” Dark Delicacies       

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Barbara Schroeder and Clark Fogg present their new book, "Beverly Hills Confidential,” Diesel Brentwood

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Bob Spitz discusses and signs “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child,” Vroman’s.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Ken Scott discusses and signs "Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off-the-record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton, and So Much More" Book Soup

Wednesday, 8 p.m.: Live talks L.A., Molly Ringwald in conversation with Meghan Daum, discusses her debut novel, “When It happens to You,” Track 16 at Bergamot Station

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Scott Andrew Selby presents his latest nonfiction thriller, “The Axmann Conspiracy,” Stories

Friday, 6 p.m.: Zocalo Public Art and KCRW presentHow Can L.A.’s Art Museums Thrive?” a discussion with Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan, Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts, and Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin, Grand Park

Saturday, 3 p.m.:  Andrew Klein and Steven Rosen will be signing copies of "Randy Rhoads," Book Soup

Saturday, 7 p.m.: Nathalie Handal reads and signs her poetry collection, “Poet in Andalucia,” Skylight Books



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