Guitar legend Zakk Wylde, the man who turned heavy metal touring into a journey of fantastical excess with his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and as lead guitarist for OZZY OSBOURNE for over 20 years, recently sat down with Shanda Golden of "In The Vault" at the Knitting Factory in Reno, Nevada to talk about the paperback release of his book, "Bringing Metal To The Children". The in-depth interview can be viewed below.
Wylde shares what really goes on behind bus windows and stage doors in "Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide To World Tour Domination". The book, which was released in paperback on April 9 through William Morrow, was co-written by New York Times bestselling author Eric Hendrikx.
Beginning with Wylde's "True Rocker Test," "Bringing Metal To The Children" goes on to tell stories of wild nights on the road with some of the biggest names in metal like Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Slash and "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, coaches metal lovers about tour hygiene on the road, and covers both pre-show and post-show etiquette. The book also features Wylde's tales from the record business, a look at his recording studio, and world tour survival techniques.
In support of the release, Wylde has embarked a string of West Coast acoustic performances beginning April 21 in San Francisco, and ending May 1 in San Juan Capistrano, California.