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Zakk Wylde Names New Son 'Sabbath'

All of us at Guitar World would like to wish riffmeister Zakk Wylde a hearty congratulations on welcoming his fourth child yesterday, July 4.

The Independence Day baby has been named Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde, which quite possibly packs more rock and roll into a name than many thought humanly possible.

Wylde has said in recent interviews that a new Black Label Society record will likely not surface until 2014, citing family duties as the main reason.

"I gotta be honest with you, I love working," Zakk said of having "no free time" in a recent interview. "My kids, the two oldest are in college, the little guy is nine and Barbaranne is 6½ months pregnant right now. My friends are like, 'You must be excited you're having another baby.' 'Yeah, we just extended the tour another 20 years.'"

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.