Ozzy's Guitarist Zakk Wylde To Be Inducted To Hollywood's RockWalk Next Tuesday
Guitar virtuoso Zakk Wylde has played a significant role for Ozzy Osbourne, who handpicked Wylde in 1987 at the age of 19 to be his new axe slinger. In addition to his responsibilities as Ozzy's main axe slinger, Wylde was responsible for co-writing many of Ozzy's best-selling multi-platinum albums including, the albums No Rest for the Wicked, No More Tears, and Ozzmosis. Wylde started his solo career in 1994. In 1998, Wylde formed his own band, Black Label Society, while still maintaining his role as Osbourne's lead guitarist. To date, Black Label Society has released six albums and has sold in excess of one million units worldwide.
Wylde's musical mastery has spawned numerous instrument product endorsements. His signature products include four custom Gibson guitars, a custom Epiphone guitar, a limited run Marshall amplifier, EMG Picks-Ups, GHS Strings and Dunlop Pedals.
Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Slash and Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver, Robert Trujillo of Metallica, John 5, baseball greats Mike Piazza and Scott Spiezio, wrestlers Steve Austin and Jericho, Vinne Abbott and Rex Brown of Pantera, Jerry Cantrell and Michael Inez of Alice in Chains, Kerry King of Slayer, and Jim Ladd will be in attendance to congratulate Zakk as he is inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk.
Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and R&B. Zakk Wylde's handprints and signatures will reside alongside other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Aerosmith, B. B. King, Van Halen, James Brown, George Martin, Sonic Youth, Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Carl Perkins, John Lee Hooker, The Ramones, Bonnie Raitt and Holland-Dozier-Holland among others.
The induction takes place at noon on January 17, 2006, at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California. It is free and open to the public.