BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/CYCLE OF PAIN bassist John "J.D." DeServio was one of the featured guests on this weekend's (May 9) edition of "The Classic Metal Show". When asked if there is any truth to the rumor that BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman Zakk Wylde is "chilling out" backstage these days trying to get his health in order, DeServio relplied, "Well, you know, man, he's been hitting it hard for a long time. He should try to get his health in order, you know, because that's the most important thing. We need our health. It's fun to party, you know, but you've got to be here. Getting your health together is very important."You can listen to the entire interview using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below (click on "Songs" tab and then select "Interview With Black Label Society"). "The Classic Metal Show" can be heard every Saturday night between 9:00 p.m. EST and 3:00 a.m. EST at www.cmsradio.net. The self-titled debut album from CYCLE OF PAIN was released on April 21 via Reform Records/Rock Ridge Music. The CD features guest appearances by Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), Ray Luzier (KORN), Brian Tichy (BILLY IDOL), Sen Dog (CYPRESS HILL), Russ-T Cobb, Hugo Ferreira (TANTRIC), Marcus Ratzenboeck (TANTRIC), Clip Payne (P-FUNK), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). Accompanying DeServio in CYCLE OF PAIN is vocalist/rhythm guitarist Gregg Locascio, lead guitarist Joe Taylor (who plays with Doro Pesch) and drummer Rich Monica. In fact, DeServio, Locascio and Taylor were in a band together when they were only 15 years old. "We grew up together," says DeServio. "It's family, just like BLS." Taylor sees the band as a modern twist on the bands that originated metal. "I think we're a band that is much needed in the scene today," Taylor comments. "CYCLE OF PAIN is basically what all of us are missing when we go to a show." CYCLE OF PAIN began its tour the day of the album's release (April 21), opening for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. "We're part of a family tree that started with BLACK SABBATH," adds J.D. "From there came Ozzy with Randy Rhoads, then eventually Ozzy with Zakk. Zakk started the whole BLACK LABEL thing, which I became a part of, and we've now reached the point where I have my own project in the same line of such huge names as Osbourne and Iommi, Rhoads and Wylde. It's a good place to be in."
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