Zakk Wylde, the man who turned Heavy Metal touring into a journey of fantastical excess with his band Black Label Society and as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne for over 20 years, shares what really goes on behind bus windows and stage doors in his forthcoming book Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide to World Tour Domination. The book, set to be released on April 9th, 2013 through William Morrow, was co-written by New York Times bestselling author Eric Hendrikx.
Beginning with Wylde’s “True Rocker Test,” Bringing Metal To The Children goes on to tell stories of wild nights on the road with some of the biggest names in metal like Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Slash and Dimebag Darrell, coaches metal lovers about tour hygiene on the road, and covers both pre-show and post-show etiquette. The book also features Wylde’s tales from the record business, a look at his recording studio, and world tour survival techniques.
Check out the promo video of Zakk bringing metal to the children here.
In support of the release, Wylde has announced a string of west coast acoustic performances beginning April 21st in San Francisco, and ending May 1st in San Juan Capistrano, California. Tickets go on sale this weekend.
Promo Tour Dates
April 21 San Francisco, CA Independent
April 22 Chico, CA El Rey Theater
April 24 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
April 25 Reno, NV El Dorado
April 26 Modesto, CA Fat Cat
April 27 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel
April 28 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
April 30 San Diego, CA Belly Up
May 1 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
For more information on Zakk Wylde, visit www.zakkwylde.com