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Zakk Wylde's Insane Chicken Pickin' Blues Shred Lick

Black Label Society frontman, former Ozzy Osbourne shredder and current Guitar World cover star (opens in new tab) Zakk Wylde recently visited Guitar World HQ to share a particularly tasty chicken pickin' blues shred lick.

This is the second of three new GW licks by Wylde; be sure to check out last week's blazing-fast chromatic blues shred lick—and stay tuned for next week's lick!

Wylde—who's playing one of his new Wylde Audio guitars in the video—will release his new solo album, Book of Shadows II, April 8 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

The disc, his first solo release in 20 years, is the followup to 1996’s Book of Shadows. The album is available for preorder at bookofshadows2.com and iTunes.

In keeping with his road-dog reputation, Wylde will take part in this year's Generation Axe Tour with Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Head here for more information. He also recently hit the road with the Hendrix Experience Tour, which celebrates the music of the late Jimi Hendrix. You can check out all the dates here.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.