Legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde recently launched a new YouTube video series dubbed “Lick Of The Week.” Check out episode 6 below.
In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, inspiring him to create the now legendary BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in 1998. In the decade since, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down by inspiring legions of fans (known as Berzerkers) all over the world to follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever — SDMF for short. The Berzerkers, with Wylde as their leader, have created a heavy metal institution true to his vision of uncompromising, unfiltered, and unrestrained rock and roll. Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists currently popular today.
Wylde shares what really goes on behind bus windows and stage doors in the paperback edition of his book, “Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide To World Tour Domination”. The book, which was released on April 9 through William Morrow, was co-written by New York Times bestselling author Eric Hendrikx.
In support of the release, Wylde completed a string of West Coast acoustic performances beginning April 21 in San Francisco, and ending May 1 in San Juan Capistrano, California.