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Happy birthday, Zakk Wylde

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Zakk Wylde, former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde, former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society

Happy birthday, Zakk Wylde...
Born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt on January 14 1967 in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S, Zakk Wylde is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, and also as the founder of Black Label Society.
His first band was a local band called Stone Henge.
In 1987, he sent a demo tape to Ozzy Osbourne and was hired to replace Jake E. Lee.
The first Ozzy Osbourne's album on which he played was No Rest for the Wicked (1988) (lineup in 1988: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Zakk Wylde (guitar), Bob Daisley (bass), Randy Castillo (drums), John Sinclair (keyboards)).
In 1991, Zakk founded the band Pride & Glory. They released their debut album, Pride & Glory, in 1994 (lineup in 1994: Zakk Wylde (lead vocals, backing vocals, guitars, piano, mandolin, banjo, harmonica), James LoMenzo (bass, backing vocals, double bass, twelve-string guitar), Brian Tichy (drums, percussion)).
The band broke up later this year.
In 1995, Zakk left Ozzy Osbourne and was replaced by Joe Holmes.
The same year, he auditioned for Guns N' Roses.
Zakk released his first solo album, Book of Shadows, in 1996.
In 1998, he founded the band Black Label Society (original lineup: Zakk Wylde (vocals, guitars, bass, piano), Phil Ondich (drums)).
In 2001, Zakk rejoined Ozzy Osbourne. The same year, Ozzy Osbourne released the album Down to Earth (lineup: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Zakk Wylde (guitars), Robert Trujillo (bass), Mike Bordin (drums)).
One year after, Black Label Society released the album 1919 Eternal (lineup: Zakk Wylde (vocals, guitars, bass), Robert Trujillo (bass on tracks 3, 4), Craig Nunenmacher (drums), Christian Werr (drums on tracks 1, 3, 4)).
Zakk was recognized at the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame, leaving his handprints and signature, on January 17 2006.
The same year, Black Label Society headlined the second stage at the Ozzfest, therefore Zakk had to play for both Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society on some dates.
The last Ozzy Osbourne's album on which he played was Black Rain (2007).
In 2011, he played on Black Veil Brides' cover of Kiss' Unholy.
In 2014, Black Label Society released the album Catacombs of the Black Vatican (lineup: Zakk Wylde (vocals, guitar, piano, acoustic guitar), John DeServio (bass, additional vocals), Chad Szeliga (drums)).
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Zakk Wylde !

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society frontman

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society frontman

Zakk Wylde (2013)

Zakk Wylde (2013)

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Zakk Wylde  ...
Né Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt le 14 janvier 1967 à Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S, Zakk Wylde est un auteur-compositeur et multi-instrumentaliste mieux connu en tant qu'ancien guitariste d'Ozzy Osbourne et aussi en atn que fondateur de Black Label Society.
Son premier groupe était un groupe local appelé Stone Henge.
En 1987, il envoit une cassette de démos à Ozzy Osbourne et est engagé pour remplacer Jake E. Lee.
Le premier album d'Ozzy Osbourne sur lequel il joue est No Rest for the Wicked (1988) (lineup en 1988 : Ozzy Osbourne (chant), Zakk Wylde (guitare), Bob Daisley (basse), Randy Castillo (batterie), John Sinclair (claviers)).
choeur, guitares, piano, mandoline, banjo, harmonica), James LoMenzo (basse, choeur, double basse, guitare à douze cordes), Brian Tichy (batterie, percussions)).
Le groupe se sépare plus tard cette année là.
En 1995, Zakk quitte Ozzy Osbourne et est remplacé par Joe Holmes.
La même année, il auditionne pour Guns N' Roses.
Zakk sort son premier album solo, Book of Shadows, en 1996.
En 1998, il fonde le groupe Black Label Society (lineup original : Zakk Wylde (chant, guitares, basse, piano), Phil Ondich (batterie)).
En 2001, Zakk retourne jouer avec Ozzy Osbourne. La même année, Ozzy Osbourne sort l'album Down to Earth (lineup: Ozzy Osbourne (chant), Zakk Wylde (guitares), Robert Trujillo (basse), Mike Bordin (batterie)).
Un an après, Black Label Society sort l'album 1919 Eternal (lineup : Zakk Wylde (chant, guitares, basse), Robert Trujillo (basse sur les pistes 3, 4), Craig Nunenmacher (batterie), Christian Werr (batterie sur les pistes 1, 3, 4)).
Zakk est reconnu au Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame, où il laisse l'empreinte de sa main et sa signature, le 17 janvier 2006.
La même année, Black Label Society fait la tête d'affiche de la deuxième du Ozzfest, par conséquent, Zakk doit jouer à la fois pour Ozzy Osbourne et pour Black Label Society sur certaines dates.
Le dernier album d'Ozzy Osbourne auquel il contribue est Black Rain (2007).
En 2011, il joue sur la reprise de Unholy de Kiss que fait Black Veil Brides.
En 2014, Black Label Society sort l'album Catacombs of the Black Vatican (lineup : Zakk Wylde (chant, guitare, piano, guitare acoustique), John DeServio (basse, chants additionnels), Chad Szeliga (batterie)).
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Zakk Wylde !]

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde, 2012 - credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Zakk Wylde, 2012 - credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society - credit: Clay Patrick McBride

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society - credit: Clay Patrick McBride

Zakk Wylde, 2012

Zakk Wylde, 2012

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society (2011)

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society (2011)

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde, 90's

Zakk Wylde, 90's

Zakk Wylde, 1998

Zakk Wylde, 1998

Zakk Wylde, 1995

Zakk Wylde, 1995

Zakk Wylde, Pride & Glory

Zakk Wylde, Pride & Glory

Zakk Wylde, 1989 - credit: George Chin

Zakk Wylde, 1989 - credit: George Chin

Zakk Wylde & Ozzy Osbourne

Zakk Wylde & Ozzy Osbourne

Zakk Wylde & Ozzy Osbourne

Zakk Wylde & Ozzy Osbourne

Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Castillo and Geezer Butler

Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Castillo and Geezer Butler

Zakk Wylde & Boss-man Ozzy Osbourne

Zakk Wylde & Boss-man Ozzy Osbourne

Zakk Wylde, early years

Zakk Wylde, early years

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