As the Black Label Society's leader (and Ozzy'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.
As the 10-year anniversary of Darrell Abbot's death draws nearer, the former Pantera frontman says he would prefer to write and record a song celebrating Abbot's life, rather than penning a tribute to mark the anniversary of the guitarist's death.
It’s difficult to imagine two human beings more different than Joe Satriani and Zakk Wylde, even just in terms of physical appearance. Satriani is slight and slender, with a clean-shaven face and head. Wylde is big and hairy, with full beard and black-leather biker garb encasing his paunchy frame.
“We achieved quite a bit of success with Vulgar Display of Power, but we wanted to take our music to another level completely,” Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul told Guitar World about Far Beyond Driven, where "I'm Broken" originally appeared.
Last night — or was it early this morning? — Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the official clip of "Angel of Mercy" below. The song is from Catacombs of the Black Vatican, the band's new album.
Yesterday, April 23, Zakk Wylde performed the Black Label Society song "In this River" in accompaniment to a video montage paying tribute to the hard-rock and metal fallen heroes we lost over the decade since Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell's death. Watch the performance below and let us know what you think in the comments.