This past Friday night, a custom-made, $10,000 Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson Les Paul Custom was stolen from Zakk Wylde's tour bus outside the Chicago Theatre. Wylde, the Black Label Society frontman, was in town as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour, which also features Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and more.
Zakk Wylde has announced the next chapter in the Black Label Society story, Catacombs of the Black Vatican. The album, the first disc of all new material from the band since 2010’s Order of the Black, will be released April 8.
As we have reported, Black Label Society are gearing up to release a new album in the spring. Today, however, the band announced the official release date. Catacombs of the Black Vatican, their ninth album, will be out April 8.
Check out this video, which was posted to YouTube a few years ago, of Zakk Wylde and Slash performing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," a Jimi Hendrix song that was covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1984.
Originally intended to mimic the sound of a muted trumpet, it didn't take long for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa to make that sweet, sweeping "wah-wah" sound an integral part of the rock and roll lexicon.