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Zakk Wylde With Pelham Blue Guitar

Brand name guitar heroes were common currency during the 1970s and ‘80s but, today, Zakk Wylde stands as one of the last six-string wizards who can boast the name recognition to stand on his own, instead of several feet behind their band’s singer — though he’s been known to do that, too for portions of his career. Born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt, on January 14, 1967, in Bayonne, New Jersey, the future Zakk first picked up a guitar at the age of eight, and played with several local bands before being plucked out of obscurity to fill the big shoes of Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee (among others) as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist. Their first collaboration, 1988’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked,’ performed well enough and confirmed Wylde to be more than worthy of the gig, but it was their second, ‘No More Tears’ (1992), that categorically cemented the partnership, as it was one of Osbourne’s most commercially and critically acclaimed efforts. But when Osbourne announced his intention to retire in 1994, Wylde turned his attention to southern metal power trio, Pride & Glory and even auditioned for Guns n’ Roses, before returning to the Ozz Man for his 1995 ‘comeback,’ ‘Ozzmosis’ album and tour, then recording his only solo album in 1996’s ‘Book of Shadows.’ Wylde wouldn’t tour with Ozzy again for over a decade, but he continued performing on his studio albums and, in 1999, launched his next group, Black Label Society, which has remained his primary musical vehicle ever since, churning out nine studio albums by 2015. And, to cap it all off, Wylde has made more guest appearances on fellow rockers’ albums than one can count, and has also dabbled in acting, both on television (‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ ‘Californication’) and the silver screen as the lead guitarist of fictional metal band Steel Dragon, Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Rock Star.’

 
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Zakk Wylde Reveals the Wild Things You Can Do With His Wylde Audio Guitars [Exclusive Video]

The legendary Zakk Wylde has his own new line of guitars under his Wylde Audio brand, and the veteran axeman gave Loudwire an intriguing look at his "fiddles."

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Terry Wyatt, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Megadeth, Zakk Wylde + More to Perform at Revolver Music Awards in New York

The Revolver Music Awards (formerly Golden Gods) will be held in New York City this year with performances from Megadeth, Zakk Wylde and more.

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Photo by Nick Durcholz
Photo by Nick Durcholz

Zakk Wylde’s Zakk Sabbath to Offer Free Live Stream of Halloween Performance

Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath tribute band Zakk Sabbath will be offering a free live stream of their intimate, sold out Halloween show at St. Vitus in Brooklyn.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire

Zakk Wylde Books In-Store Guitar Center Meet-and-Greet Appearances

Zakk Wylde has booked a set of six select in-store appearances at Guitar Centers around the U.S. in support of the launch of Wylde Audio.

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YouTube: ZakkWyldeVEVO

Watch Video for Zakk Wylde’s Song ‘Sleeping Dogs’ (Feat. Guest Vocalist Corey Taylor)

Zakk Wylde has released a second music video for 'Sleeping Dogs,' this time with Corey Taylor providing a guest vocal spot.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Zakk Wylde Talks ‘Book of Shadows II,’ Learning Guitar, Staying Humble + More

Zakk Wylde was the guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program, discussing 'Book of Shadows II,' learning guitar as a child, staying humble and more.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Loudwire Podcast #1 – Zakk Wylde Talks Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Years vs. Dio Years + More

The first episode of the Loudwire Podcast features legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde talking Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath's Ozzy Years vs. Dio Years + more!

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Zakk Wylde Recalls Ozzy Osbourne Getting a Singing Coach – Loudwire Podcast Preview

Zakk Wylde recalls the time Ozzy Osbourne was forced to get a singing coach in this Loudwire Podcast (Episode One) preview!

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Zakk Wylde Cracks Open ‘Book of Shadows II’ in New York City

Check out our review and gallery of Zakk Wylde's show at New York City's Webster Hall.

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Philip Anselmo: Zakk Wylde ‘Is a Badass,’ But a ‘Different Player’ Than Dimebag Darrell

During his recent Q&A session, Philip Anselmo revealed that he thinks Zakk Wylde is a badass guitar player, but stylistically different than Dimebag Darrell.

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