Zakk Wylde Says He Is Still Open To Doing A Pantera Tribute Tour With Phil Anselmo & Rex Brown

Prior to Vinnie Paul’s tragic death, there was some talk about the possibility of doing a Pantera tribute tour with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, etc.) filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell. Now, during a recent interview on The Cassius Morris Show, Wylde said he is still open to the possibility of doing something with surviving Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown.

Wylde said the following:

“When Saint Vinnie was still around, they were talking about it then. I mean, the way I always looked at it is it’s a Pantera celebration and an honor. I mean, every night I’m playing with Ozz, we honor Saint Rhoads. I’m playing the Randy stuff every night, and I’m blessed and it’s an honor to do it. Basically, we’re paying tribute to Randy every night — keeping his music alive.

If we got together and we ended up doing it, it would be like… I just look at it like if Eric Clapton went out and was with Mitch and Noel and singing and playing Jimi’s songs, and he’s honoring Jimi, ’cause that was his buddy.

No one’s replacing anybody. No one’s replacing Randy Rhoads — he was a one-off. Just like no one’s replacing Jimi Hendrix and no one’s replacing Dime or Vinnie.

If Zeppelin was going out, and if Jason’s playing drums, no one’s replacing his father. What they’re doing is celebrating his father’s greatness and what he achieved and all the mountains he conquered with Zeppelin.

It’s more of a tribute and a celebration than it is… You can’t replace any of these people I’m talking about — they’re all legendary guys. But, yeah, you’re just celebrating all their achievements — that’s all.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ozzy Osbourne & Zakk Wylde Reportedly Help Man Whose CD Collection Was Stolen

According to CBC News, Ozzy Osbourne and his guitarist Zakk Wylde helped out a Canadian man named Josh Cook, who had his CD collection stolen from his car. While Cook was making a pizza delivery, he heard someone speed off with his car, and after he found it, he discovered that his CDs were all gone, except one from Black Label Society. Wylde’s son apparently heard what happened and a few days later Cook received a box of Black Label Society CDs and merch, followed by another box full of Ozzy Osbourne’s full discography (solo and Black Sabbath), merch, and a signed photo. Cook was thankful for the gifts saying “These guys, they don’t know who I am, but they set me up with all this stuff. It’s amazing.”

Zakk Wylde Performs National Anthem At Chicago Bulls Vs. Toronto Raptors Game

Last night (January 3), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) performed the U.S. national anthem at the Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors game at the United Center in Chicago, IL. He shared the below footage of that:

Zakk Sabbath Announce Two January Southern California Shows

Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band featuring Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne) and Joey Castillo (Danzig, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age), have announced a couple of Southern California shows:

01/19 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/20 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar

Zakk Wylde Premieres “Sleeping Dogs” Music Video Feat. Corey Taylor

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) has premiered a new video for his song “Sleeping Dogs.” This track features guest vocals from Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), and it appears on Wylde’s latest solo album, “Book Of Shadows II,” which is available now.

Zakk Wylde Announces 2016 Solo Tour

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) has announced a solo North American tour. Wylde will also be joined by special guests Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and Jared James Nichols.

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Tour Dates:

07/08 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
07/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/10 Austin, TX – Emo’s
07/12 Houston, TX – House of Blues
07/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
07/15 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
07/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/18 Millvale, PA – Mr.Smalls Theatre
07/19 New York, NY – Webster Hall
07/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
07/22 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
07/23 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
07/24 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
07/26 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
07/28 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
07/29 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
07/31 Boston, MA – Royale
08/02 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
08/04 Uncasville, CT – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino (Zakk Wylde only)
08/07 Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL
08/08 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
08/10 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
08/11 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
08/13 Sturgis, SD – Full Throttle Saloon *no support
08/15 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
08/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08/18 Missoula, MT -The Wilma
08/19 Calgary, AB -Flames Central
08/20 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
08/21 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
08/23 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
08/25 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
08/26 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
08/27 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
08/28 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
08/30 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
09/01 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/02 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
09/03 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre