Pride and Glory (band)
|Pride & Glory|
Pride and Glory, 1994.
|Also known as||Lynyrd Skynhead (Formerly)|
|Genres||Southern rock, heavy metal, blues rock|
(One-off reunion: 1998)
Spitfire Records (Reissue)
|Associated acts||Black Label Society
|Past members||Zakk Wylde
Pride and Glory was a side project for Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde. This was Zakk's first self-fronted project, before releasing his first solo-album Book of Shadows in 1996. After that he formed Black Label Society in 1998, which remains his current band.
Coming together in 1991, during the No More Tours supposed-retirement tour for Ozzy's No More Tears, the band was originally named Lynyrd Skynhead and included the former White Lion rhythm section of bassist James LoMenzo and drummer Greg D'Angelo alongside Wylde. Although credited solely as 'Zakk Wylde' solo tracks, this line-up actually released two individual recordings; a raucous Southern instrumental entitled "Farm Fiddlin'" on a compilation called The Guitars That Rule the World (1991) and a cover of the blues-standard "Baby Please Don't Go" on the L.A. Blues Authority Vol. 1 compilation (1992).
In early 1994 D'Angelo was replaced by Brian Tichy, this was at the same time that the band changed their name to Pride & Glory, and by May released their self-titled debut - and only - album, on Geffen Records. In June of that year, the band performed as a main stage act at the Donington Monsters of Rock Festival in England. In November 1994 LoMenzo left after their tour of Japan, 3 days before the beginning of their US Tour. Zakk managed to find a replacement for James in his long-time friend John 'J.D.' DeServio. The band played their last show on December 10, 1994 in Los Angeles in which Slash, guitarist of popular rock bands Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver played the Jimi Hendrix songs "Voodoo Child" and "Red House" with the band.
One-off reunion show
On January 31, 1998, the original Pride & Glory band reunited for a one-off reunion show at the Whiskey in Hollywood, CA. This momentous occasion was believed to be bootlegged, video of the show has generally not been available. However, Zakk had his webmaster record video of the rehearsal and the show on a personal camcorder. The show has not been released to date.
- Pride & Glory (1994)
(Lynyrd Skynhead recordings credited as 'Zakk Wylde')
- "Farm Fiddlin'" - Guitars That Rule The World (1991)
- "Baby Please Don't Go" - L.A. Blues Authority Vol. 1 (1992)