Zakk Wylde

Zachary Phillip Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt; January 14, 1967) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.

ZakkWylde is one of the greatest heavy metal guitarists of all time, originally hired by OzzyOsbourne at the age of 19 on the basis of a demo tape. After parting ways with Osbourne in ’95 Wylde formed Black Label Society in 1998, but has played on subsequent Osbourne records such as 2007’s Black Rain. Famous for his incredible guitar playing, signature style and a penchant for finishing guitar solos while his own blood gushes down the frets, at the age of 48 Wylde represents what rock and roll is all about.

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One thing to bear in mind with playing in Zakk’s style is the conviction with which he plays the guitar. Every note is really grabbed hold of and his vibrato has a very definitive style. When approaching these licks, make sure that you get them down at a slow tempo and that you are comfortable with your co-ordination when speeding up the licks. This will serve you well as the licks will still be clean and audible at a higher speed. Zakk has a very clear sound, so clarity as well as speed should be one of your main concerns here.