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Zakk Wylde Convinced Randy Rhoads' Gold Vest Has 'Mojo'

October 6th, 2013 6:51pm EDT
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Heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde touches late hero Randy Rhoads' gold vest whenever he needs a little greatness in his life.

The Black Label Society star was handed the special piece of memorabilia by Sharon Osbourne when he used to back her husband and he admits he still cherishes it.

He tells Revolver magazine, "She gave me the gold vest he used to wear. Whenever any of my guitar player buddies come over, I go, 'You gotta touch the vest for the mojo'. I don't even have it in a glass case... It's like the holy shroud.

"I touch it for greatness for anything - if I'm gonna clean the dog r...
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William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'

October 3rd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
William Shatner
Actor William Shatner has recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's heavy metal track Iron Man for his new concept album.

The Star Trek icon is working on his third musical release, Searching for Major Tom, which features Shatner channelling David Bowie's Space Oddity character for his own take on a variety of space-themed songs, including tracks by The Police (Walking on the Moon), Frank Sinatra (Lost in the Stars) and Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly).

And Shatner's version of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit has been given the thumbs up from Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, who add...
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Zakk Wylde Obtains Three-Year Restraining Order Against Obsessed Fan

September 25th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde has obtained a three-year restraining order against an obsessed fan who has allegedly been harassing the star at his Los Angeles home.

Earlier this month a judge approved a request for a temporary restraining order, ordering 20-year-old John Radich to stay away from the Black Label Society star after the rocker lodged a complaint claiming he was "terrified" of the fan.

In documents, Wylde claimed Radich was "deemed mentally ill" and was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder following a mental evaluation, and requested the order be made permanent after a series of...
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Zakk Wylde 'Terrified' Over Obsessed Fan

September 18th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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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 TMZ.com, Wylde claims the man was "deemed mentally ill" and was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder. Wylde also says that the man left him ...
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Zakk Wylde Gives Up Booze

March 11th, 2011 4:20pm EST
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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.
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William Shatner Records 'Iron Man' Cover With Zakk Wylde

February 1st, 2011 12:00am EST
William Shatner
Star Trek icon William Shatner has recorded a cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" with Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist Zakk Wylde.

The finished track will appear on the actor's upcoming album, "Seeking Major Tom," which features a collection of space-themed songs.

Wylde tells Blabbermouth.net, "He's (Shatner) super cool. We had an awesome time working together."

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Lemmy & Rob Halford Named 'Golden Gods' Top Honorees

February 18th, 2010 10:08am EST
Lemmy & Rob Halford Named
Motorhead star Lemmy and Judas Priest's Rob Halford are to be honored with top prizes at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in April. Ace of Spades singer Lemmy will be the 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while fellow Brit Halford will take home the event's Golden God Award.

Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Zakk Wylde will provide the performances at this year's show, which will be held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, while Andrew WK and professional wrestler-turned-musician Chris Jericho will co-host.

Nominees for awards were announced on Wednesday and Heaven...
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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
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Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
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Zakk Wylde's New Sauce Is Hot Stuff

November 21st, 2008 6:30pm EST
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Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde has launched his own hot sauce line. According to rock news website BlabberMouth.com, 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 ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 14

January 14th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jason Bateman
Happy Birthday to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (1969), "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman (1969), rapper LL Cool J. (1968), Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde (1967), English actress Emily Watson (1967), film director Steven Soderbergh (1963), Queensryche singer Geoff Tate (1959), director Lawrence Kasdan (1949), actor Carl Weathers (1948), musician T-Bone Burnett (1948), and "Chinatown" actress Faye Dunaway (1941).
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 14

January 14th, 2006 3:00am EST
Dave Grohl
Happy Birthday to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (1969), "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman (1969), rapper LL Cool J. (1968), Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde (1967), English actress Emily Watson (1967), film director Steven Soderbergh (1963), Queensryche singer Geoff Tate (1959), director Lawrence Kasdan (1949), actor Carl Weathers (1948), musician T-Bone Burnett (1948), and "Chinatown" actress Faye Dunaway (1941).
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