Journey guitar legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neal Schon is celebrating his 67th birthday today. Along with his wife Michelle, a star-studded array of fellow music luminaries have wished him a Happy Birthday! Check out this video including Jonathan Cain, Brad Paisley, Randy Jackson, Narada Michael Walden, Sammy Hagar, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Arnel Pineda, Scott Hamilton, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Derlatka, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, and Jack Blades! Neal was also was also selected to be featured on the February 2021 cover of the GUITAR CONNOISSEUR MAGAZINE, to support his recent solo album Universe.
In a report by Metal Sucks, Rex Brown has given a new interview to eonmusic in which he was asked about the possibility of a Pantera reunion without Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, if it was possible, and whether the constant calls from fans to have Zakk Wyle take Dimebag’s place. Rex says that any Pantera project could only be a tribute and not an official reunion without the brothers. He commented that the band would be enormous if the brothers had lived and that he and Philip Anselmo receive offers for arena shows. And finally, he remarked that Zakk would not be in consideration for even a tribute tour, and that is his definitive answer on that.
Magnetic Eye Records is ready to keep killing it with their Redux series with their upcoming Black Sabbath Vol. 4 tribute album. Hot on the heels of their full-album cover of Sabbath’s debut Heavy metal genre-defining opus, Vertigo, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne) and Zakk Sabbath are back with a cover of “Under The Sun”! Listen to it now!
Zakk Sabbath, led by Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne shredder Zakk Wylde, has an unlikely hit on their hands. Released by the great label Magnetic Eye, known for sick bands, tons of stoner doom original releases, and tribute albums, Vertigo, is a tribute to Black Sabbath’s historic debut album which invented heavy metal and doom metal and turned 50 in 2019. The album, released only in physical versions and without online streams still ranked worldwide on the charts, due to physical sales (Deluxe CD vinyl). The label issued a statement on the release in light of charting., which you can see below. Zakk Sabbath also includes legends of rock and metal such as bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie), and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queen Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot),
Ghost Cult caught up with progressive music legend and keyboardist/producer Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion, ex-Dream Theater) to chat all about this new solo album, out this week, September 18th, via InsideOut Music. Derek discussed the new album, working with special guests such as Tony Franklin, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Kiko Loureiro, Derek’s approach to composition, how he lays down guest tracks for bands around the world every day from his home studio, his with mentor and friend Simon Philips, covering Buddy Miles, a hint at future Sons of Apollo plans, discussing his keyboard heroes from history, and a cool story about Patrick Moraz. Pre-order the album here: https://dereksherinian.lnk.to/ThePhoenix and check out our chat. Continue reading
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Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band led by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has shared the first single from their upcoming Magnetic Eye Records tribute to the entire Sabbath self-titled debut album. The album is coming this fall, September 4th, and the album pre-sale has just started at the link below. The band is sharing a first track taken from “Vertigo” exclusively with Rolling Stone Magazine. You can now stream their tribute version of the iconic anthem, Black Sabbath, below.
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society came out of the gate strong on Sonic Brew (Spitfire Records), even though it was a little under the radar for the high-profile Ozzy Osbourne band leader. While Sonic Brew, officially released in 1999 in the US, set the template for the BLS style, coming in about a year later refined what Zakk was aiming for. With better production, a bit heavier right hand, and a little more focus, the songs on Stronger Than Death (Spitfire) shine through. Continue reading
Good news as Black Label Society has announced rescheduled dates with Obituary and Lord Dying for this summer. The tour had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and tickets fro the previous shows will be honored. Zakk Wylde told Billboard recently since he has downtime with Ozzy Osbourneoff the road, the band will work on their followup to 2018’s Grimmest Hits album, released via eOne Heavy. Continue reading
Zakk Wylde has sent a message of support to Ozzy Osbourne over social media after Ozzy went public with his battle with Parkinson’s disease earlier this week on an appearance with his wife Sharon Osbourne on Good Morning America on Tuesday (January 21). Ozzy hat he was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition. The singer received the diagnosis last February after several health issues, including a near-deadly staph infection and a fall that damaged his nervous system. He’s treating the disease with medication. Wylde who has played guitar in Ozzy’s band on and off for more than 30 years tweeted out: “BIG BL LOVE & THANKS To EVERYBODY Out There Sending The BOSS Your POSITIVE ENERGY & PRAYERS OF STRENGTH!!! OZ – YOU’RE THE GREATEST!!! YOU ARE LOVED MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW!!! XO tBLSt SDMF @OzzyOsbourne”. Zakk, who often refers to Ozzy and Sharon as his “dad and mom” in interviews, recently toured with Ozzy from 2016 – 2018 but did not perform on his new album Ordinary Man. It is presumed that Zakk is still in Ozzy’s touring band, but no announcement has been made yet. Continue reading