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DVD Review: Black Label Society - 'Unblackened'

1/8/2014 2:23pm EST
Black Label Society
If you have ever wanted to see Black Label Society in a different light, then there’s has perhaps been no better chance than their Unblackened release, a quasi-acoustic release that showcases just another facet to Zakk Wylde’s already loaded musical arsenal.

This is as laid back as you’ll ever find the normally burly and bearded hard rockers, a lengthy, stripped down, symphonic setlist that harkens all the way back to the band’s 1999 release Sonic Brew (“Spoke in the Wheel”) and 2000’s Stronger Than Death (“Rust”), though the staples are here, reimagined for all to see (“The Blessed Hellri...

Zakk Wylde 'Terrified' Over Obsessed Fan

9/18/2011 1:00pm EDT
Zakk Wylde
Heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde has won a temporary restraining order against an obsessed neighbor he alleges is harassing him.

The Black Label Society star claims he has become "terrified" of the 20-year-old man in recent months and he was recently forced to call police to his home after one close encounter with the neighbor. The male, who has not been identified, was subsequently ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

In official documents, obtained by, Wylde claims the man was "deemed mentally ill" and was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder. Wylde also says that the man left him ...

Spotlight on Summer Concerts

5/13/2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.


U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...

Avenged Sevenfold Dominate The 2011 Golden Gods Awards

4/21/2011 3:52pm EDT
Avenged Sevenfold
Heavy metal stars Avenged Sevenfold were crowned the most talented musicians in rock on Wednesday after sweeping the board with four prizes at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Frontman M. Shadows beat Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson to claim Best Vocalist, while Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were named joint winners for Best Guitarist.

Former bandmate Mike Portnoy, who was temporarily drafted in to replace tragic Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, also triumphed by taking the Best Drummer title. He did not attend the ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, but sent in a ...

Zakk Wylde Gives Up Booze

3/11/2011 4:20pm EST
Zakk Wylde
Rocker Zakk Wylde has turned his back on his Wildman years by giving up drinking. The Black Label Society musician was a notorious hellraiser during his years on the road as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, but he gave up booze 18 months ago.

Wylde was diagnosed with a rare blood clotting disorder in 2009, and was put on a course of medication which required him to stop drinking, but he's adamant giving up alcohol was not difficult.

He even shunned Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings because he would rather spend his time doing household chores than pouring out his troubles to the help group.

Get Married At OZZFest!

7/29/2010 9:03am EDT
Ozzy Osbourne is offering romantic fans the chance to get married at his upcoming OZZfest gigs by creating a ticket package just for them.

The rocker and sponsors of the touring festival have teamed up to create a special registry and concert deal.

The Unholy Matrimony Package will include everything except a marriage license, including 10 general admission pit tickets for the bride and groom and eight guests, an official OZZFest wedding ceremony conducted by an ordained minister, an OZZFest cake and champagne toast, and access to the OZZFest VIP lounge.

They will also be handed gifts ga...

The Learning Curve: This Week's Lesson Is Rock

3/11/2009 10:11am EDT
This week's article is devoted to rock music, whether it's scenesters, 90'salt-rock, hardcore, and southern hard rock. You should hear, see and read about a lot of faces you might have seen before, but this time they are in different places.

If you want to hear something maybe a little different from the norm, check out TV/TV or Damn This Desert Air. If you want hard rock, then lean towards F5 and Disciple, but if you want your music very, very heavy - Kill What I Adore is right up your alley.


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Zakk Wylde's New Sauce Is Hot Stuff

11/21/2008 6:30pm EST
Zakk Wylde
Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde has launched his own hot sauce line. According to rock news website, the rocker has teamed up with sauce company Blair's to create Zakk Wylde's Berserker Hot Sauce - a tribute to fans of his Black Label Society band, who call themselves Berserkers.

And when it came time to choose a partner in his new venture, Wylde admits he didn't think twice: "Blair's Death sauce has taken first position in my rack of flavors for sometime, and it's been my go-to sauce for anything I've concocted that needs that extra punch."

The sauce is now ...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

12/31/2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

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