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.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of iconic amplifier brand Marshall, the company has announced that they will be taking over London, England's Wembley Arena on Sept. 22 for a massive concert. The show will feature performances by members of bands such as Iron Maiden, Slipknot, the Cult and Black Label Society.
Zakk Wylde can add author to his long list of accomplishments. The guitarist's heavy metal handbook 'Bringing Metal to the Children' will land at book retailers on April 10 via William Morrow, which is a HarperCollins imprint. Wylde penned the book with the help of Eric Hendrikx. Despite the title, it's not a book four youngins by any means.
If you missed shredder Zakk Wylde being ripped to pieces at his very own Guitar World-sponsored roast, which took place at NAMM in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 19, don't be bummed. You can enjoy Revolver TV's footage from the event's star-studded and bullet-belted red carpet. Here, the roasters and the roastee expressed their apprehension regarding what was about to take place that night.
Zakk Wylde was roasted last night (Jan. 20) at the first-ever Guitar World Roast and guess what? He survived, if a little singed. But was there ever any doubt that the guitarist would take it like a man? He was subjected to barbs and punishment for two hours in Anaheim, Calif., as a variety of musicians, metalheads and comedians took shots at him. He may have been burnt to a crisp, but he still managed to hurl his own jokes at those who roasted him.