Zakk Wylde on why his new online guitar course is about "not burning the steak", and how he's approaching Dimebag Darrell's parts for Pantera's upcoming shows

Zakk Wylde
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As longtime Ozzy Osbourne axe-slinger Zakk Wylde's voice jovially cracks over the speaker of my iPhone, a palatable sense of controlled chaos laced with beaming humor emanates through his words to my ears, “It's Friday, my dude. I'm ready to kick back. Can you dig it?”

With the news of Pantera's imminent reunion, Wylde seems to be brimming with anticipation, excitement, and a certain level of je ne sais quoi. At first, Wylde sidestepped the buzzwords, headlines, and news anecdotes, leaving Pantera's rise from the ashes to the side as he gave the inside scoop on his Berzerker Guitar Camp. 

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.