Zakk Wylde - Page 5
Zakk Wylde is one of metal's all-time greats. The beloved shredder was recruited by Ozzy Osbourne in 1987, just in time to record 'No Rest for the Wicked.' Wylde is one of the world's fastest guitarists, able to cram a ridiculous amount of notes into one measure using the "chicken pickin" style. Wylde went on to front Black Label Society, having found success with eight studio albums recorded since 1999.
Iconic guitarist Zakk Wylde stopped by the Loudwire studio for a lovely chat not too long ago. We'll be posting our full interview with the Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne shredder soon, but in this portion of Wylde's visit, Brother Zakk went in-depth about his newly sober lifestyle and late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
Think you've heard every crazy Ozzy Osbourne story? Actually, that's a trick question -- no human being could live long enough to hear every insane Ozzy tale. This newest piece of Ozzy history was told to us by one Zakk Wylde, who stopped by the Loudwire studio recently for an exclusive video interview.
It was a shocking turn of events when As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested in May for his involvement in an alleged murder-for-hire plot against his wife. As the case against him continues to build and evolve, the details don’t get any less startling. Now, members of the music community like guitarist Zakk Wylde are weighing in with their thoughts on the subject.
On Monday night (June 10) at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, Zakk Wylde invited fans to what was sure to be a unique show. Before his death, the one and only Les Paul played at the Iridium every Monday night with the Les Paul Trio. Posthumously, the tradition lives on, but where Les Paul once played, guitar greats are invited to help honor him. Wylde's presence onstage with the Trio proved even more exciting as it was the day after what would have been Les Paul's 98th birthday.
Every Monday evening at the Iridium in NYC, the Les Paul Trio assemble to play and honor guitar great and innovator Les Paul. The tradition includes welcoming legendary guest guitarists to join them for unique, one of a kind shows and the latest invite extended was to Zakk Wylde, who will perform with the trio June 10.
Late last year, the music community was rallying around the victims of Hurricane Sandy and a number of name rockers decided to do their part by recording a benefit song. New York outfit the Infinite Staircase garnered guest turns from Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde and JD Deservio, Candlebox frontman Kevin Martin and Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose for a song called 'The Pride.' With the track now out, a video from the recording sessions has surfaced.