Kudos to guitar great Zakk Wylde, who further cemented his musical legacy by being voted by Loudwire's readers as the 2014 Guitarist of the Year in the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.

It turned out to be one of the tightest and most competitive races of the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards as less than 1 percent of the vote separated Wylde from his closest competitor, Slash. Meanwhile, Sixx: A.M / Guns N' Roses guitar slinger DJ Ashba and Linkin Park's Brad Delson finished third and fourth respectively.

Wylde enjoyed a stellar year, as Black Label Society returned to the music scene with one of the year's better albums, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican.' The disc offered the frontman a chance to show off his guitar mastery, bringing the heavy, bluesy, swampy and moody in equal parts on the disc. Wylde also stepped outside the group for a handful of solo performances as well, including an appearance on Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise.

Congrats to Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde on being voted as Loudwire's 2014 Guitarist of the Year in the 4th Annual Loudwire Music Awards. Fans in Europe will be able to catch Wylde riffing and rocking throughout the spring and during a portion of summer at these stops.