Zakk Wylde on recording with Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Tony Iommi for Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album: "I’m playing rhythm guitar for my heroes… it’s crazy!"

Zakk Wylde
(Image credit: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Ozzy Osbourne announced that his upcoming album will feature a dream electric guitar lineup comprising Zakk Wylde, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Tony Iommi – news that sent the guitar world into a frenzy.

As such, it should come as no surprise that Wylde himself shares our excitement for the project. In a recent interview, the long-time Osbourne collaborator spoke about the upcoming album and discussed what it's been like playing alongside his “heroes”.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.