GP’s June 2014 cover artist—Zakk Wylde—has received nearly every guitar-oriented accolade under the sun, and is one of the few bona fide rock badasses still roaming planet Earth. Wylde served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years, and he fearlessly fronts the band he founded, Black Label Society. Since the band’s late ’90s inception, Wylde signature squeals, rugged riffs, and scorching solos have led to a slew of hugely successful albums. Catacombs of the Black Vatican is the band’s first all new LP since 2009’s The Order of the Black.
In the introduction to the June cover feature, GP’s Jude Gold eloquently summed up Wylde’s guitar style:
“If you want to understand Wylde in an instant, there’s only one way. Close your eyes, open your ears, and listen to one of his solos—such as his volcanic lead on 'My Dying Time' from Catacombs. Reflect on how powerfully his playing pairs anarchy with grace, ferocity with finesse, mayhem with musicality, chaos with calm, blues with bombast, defiance with discipline. Those things aren’t usually found together, but they go hand in hand with Wylde—both in his playing and in his life.”
Wylde is a transcendent presence onstage, and Black Label Society has earned a solid reputation as one of the strongest live bands of its generation. Come see what all the ruckus is about for yourself, and leave with the inspiration to rawk!
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Zakk Wylde with Black Label Society, CLICK HERE and put "Wylde" in the subject of your e-mail. Include a sentence about Wylde and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Friday, June 6th.
Guitar Player Presents with Goldenvoice: The Revolver Golden Gods Tour with Black Label Society, Devil You Know, Butcher Babies
Friday, June 6th, 2014
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave
SF, CA, 94109 (415) 673-5716
7pm doors; 8pm show; All Ages
Buy $29 tickets here now
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario/Planet Waves strings and accessories, Hartman Pedals raffle