Being a guitar hero isn't usually "Plan B" in a young kid's dreams, but Zakk Wylde had a different career path planned out in middle school.
"I wanted to go to Penn or Ohio State, which is like 'linebacker U,' he admitted to Katherine Turman of villagevoice.com. "It was my dream to become a middle linebacker and play in the NFL. Then, after my NFL career, I was going to become a broadcaster."
Hard to imagine, but the then-slight Wylde couldn't bulk up enough, and the football dream turned into a musical one.