Last night (May 25) marked the second Ozzy Osbourne-fronted Ozzy + Friends show, which took place at the Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. More fan-filmed footage has found its way online and it's a thoroughly metallic way for Ozzy to satiate Black Sabbath fans who were disappointed that the reunited band had to table most of its planned tour dates due to Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis.
Pantera are one of the very few bands whose power and influence has remained legendary for decades. As Pantera consistently remain one of the most discussed bands in metal history, the subject of a partial reunion comes up fairly regularly. However, the question remains -- who would fill the spot of the late, great "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott?
Zakk Wylde on His Beard, Male Lingerie + More
Up until now, if you wanted to play a guitar with Zakk Wylde's signature bullseye graphic on it, your only choices were to either buy an Epiphone or paint the logo on your own instrument. If neither of those choices appeal to you, good news: Zakk has teamed up with Gibson to create the axe known as the Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo.
Axe wizard Zakk Wylde's talks about his new book 'Bringing Metal to the Children' and many other topics in a recent interview with The Nervous Breakdown. The book offers practical advice for musicians like how to get a record deal, but the advice is given with Wylde's trademark humor and profanity. There are also plenty of behind-the-scenes tales from his crazy life.
Hellyeah / ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke about a hypothetical Pantera reunion during an interview with radio station 97.1 The Eagle Rocks. During the discussion, Paul revealed that if a Pantera reunion were to happen, his first and only choice to fill in for his late brother "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott would be Black Label Society shredder Zakk Wylde.