Zakk Wylde Launches Audio Gear Line, Talks Relationship with Ozzy Osbourne
We doubt it needed reconfirming, but Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society is one badass dude. Not only did he unveil his own line of audio gear at this year’s NAMM, but he refers to Sharon Osbourne as "mom" and says sentences like, “Every day, before my feet hit the floor, I got a Black Label S—t To-Do list of galaxy domination.”
In an interview with Billboard, Wylde not only said the quote above, but he also spoke about his new line of audio equipment, Wylde Audio, saying it will include “everything down to studio plug-ins with ProTools. Headphones. Anything you can think of audio: cable, strings; we'll be involved in that." He also said that he plans to use his company to help other artists create their own signature pieces. For now, you can check out pictures of some of his new guitars and amps below.
As for his relationship with Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon, Wylde talked to several outlets about his strong ties to the couple. In an interview with My Global Mind, he said he would definitely record with Ozzy again if the rocker asked him. Wylde also spoke of the unconditional love he has for the Osbournes: “If Ozzy needs me to go and pick up some milk and eggs and take them to the house I will do it. That’s how my relationship is with Oz and Mom [Sharon Osbourne]. My love for them is unconditional so whatever they need me to do I will do it."
He recalled to Billboard that getting to play and record with Osbourne was “the highest accolade as far as I’m concerned, as being a rock guitar player ... there is nothing more.” Those are pretty strong words coming from a guy who just launched his own audio gear line.
Wylde and the rest of Black Label Society are gearing up for the ShipRocked Cruise on Feb. 2 and will then head out on a U.K. and European tour starting Feb. 11. They’re currently touring behind their latest album, ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart in April.
Check Out Some of the Wylde Audio Gear