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Zakk Wylde's "Unplugged" Riffs and Hybrid-Picked, Acoustic Shred

As the Black Label Society’s leader (and Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for more years than anyone else), Zakk Wylde has become infamous for his brew-tal riffage and lethal lead style.Remarkably, though, he also has a soul-stirring softer side. Numerous acoustic-heavy offerings populate his catalog, including BLS records like Hangover Music Vol. VI and solo albums like Book of Shadows.Many of them... …

Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society Announce New Album, Unveil "Room of Nightmares" Video

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society are back.The metal outfit have announced a new album, entitled Grimmest Hits, and unveiled the ridiculous music video for its first single, "Room of Nightmares."Grimmest Hits will be available January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne). The "Room of Nightmares" music video was directed by longtime Black Label Society collaborator Justin Reich.You can... …

Forgotten Guitar: Zakk Wylde Demos His "Chicken Pickin'" Technique in 1991

In 1991, MTV’s Headbangers Ball shot a short video profile of guitarist Zakk Wylde.Wylde, who was 24 at the time, was touring in support of Ozzy Osborune’s sixth studio album, No More Tears. In the clip, which you can check out below, Zakk talks about some of his early influences, what it was like starting out with Ozzy and his opinions on having the ability to read music.Midway through the... …

Zakk Wylde: Why and How I Was Asked to Rejoin Ozzy's Band

On April 28, we announced that Zakk Wylde would reunite with his old boss—Ozzy Osbourne—for a 2017 summer tour that happens to mark the 30th anniversary of the duo's first collaboration. The news marked the end of Ozzy's nearly decade-long collaboration with guitarist Gus G.But—and we remember the many comments on Facebook—a lot of fans wondered exactly why the shift had taken place. As it... …

Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde Announce 2017 Summer Tour

For the first time in more than a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde are together again.Known as one of rock's most lethal singer-and-guitarist pairings, the duo will hit the road for a series of Ozzy headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, starting July 14. You can check out the current dates below—but keep in mind that more dates will be added soon.Although they've performed... …

Zakk Wylde and Zakk Sabbath Premiere "War Pigs" Music Video

Zakk Wylde and his Black Sabbath cover band, Zakk Sabbath, have premiered a new music video, and you can check it out below.It's a pro-shot clip of the band (directed by Justin Reich) performing Sabbath's "War Pigs." The recording is from the band's new limited-edition album, Live in Detroit, which is slated for a June 16 release via Southern Lord Recordings.The album's three—that's right,... …

Eric Johnson Plays Zakk Wylde's Wylde Audio Guitar

What does it sound like when Eric Johnson plays Zakk Wylde's new Wylde Audio guitar? You can find out below. (Spoiler alert: Johnson sounds like Johnson, regardless of the guitar he's playing.)Both guitarists were part of the 2016 Experience Hendrix Tour. This year's Generation Axe Tour, which features Wylde, Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa, Billy Cox, Jonny Lang and more, wraps up March 26 in Prior... …

Zakk Wylde and Ozzy Osbourne Revisit 1988's 'No Rest for the Wicked'

This story originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Guitar World.In the pantheon of Ozzy Osbourne solo albums, 1988’s No Rest for the Wicked is neither trailblazing like the Randy Rhoads-assisted Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman nor a high-water mark like the four-times-Platinum-selling No More Tears.It hasn’t even stood the test of time all that well: although No Rest for the... …

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