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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)

Name: Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt
Born: 14th January, 1967 (Bayonne, New Jersey)

Profile: He is an American musician and songwriter, who is best known as the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founder of the heavy metal band "Black Label Society", and his use of Gibson Les Paul Custom model guitars with a "bulls-eye" graphic, a design he used to deliberately differentiate himself visually from Randy Rhoads. As a solo artist he released Book of Shadows in 1996.

History: Started to play guitar as a teenager, and played in a hard-rock band called "Stone Henge". The story with Ozzy began when Wylde's wife heard in the radio that Ozzy Osbourne was looking for a new guitarist, but Wylde did not know how to get in touch with Ozzy so he ignored the audition.

At a gig in Sayreville, N. Jersey a photographer friend named Feld approached him and asked if he'd ever considered to auditioning for Ozzy, it turns out Feld was a friend of rock photographer Mark Weiss and he offered to pass Wylde's press kit to Ozzy who just happened to be in town. The next morning Sharon Osbourne gave a call to him for an auditioned in L.A. Wylde was introduced as Ozzy's new guitarist in December, 1987 at New York City's Hard Rock Cafe.

Influences: Randy Rhoads

Axology: Gibson Les Pauls, Custom Dean Split-tail guitar and Marshall JCM 800s and 2203s amps, BOSS SD-1 and CE-5, Dunlop Rotovibe and Hendrix wah pedals


"Me and Dime (Dimebag Darrell) would always say to each other, 'Are we the only two assholes, who can still get from low E to high E and back safely? Does anyone practices scales anymore?' - Zakk Wylde

"I think the longest I've ever gone without playing guitar is a day. I couldn't imagine going a week without playing guitar" - Zakk Wylde

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