Talk:Zakk Wylde

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Ozzy's Band[edit]

You guys should get it right he got the audition with Ozzy through a mutual contact who heard him play. Check his website it tells the truth from the horses mouth. Another thing is that his paddle wah is the Jimi Hendrix version. Randy Rhoads is his Idol man, and you have to know that all guitarists are measured by who influernced them. For example Duane Allman was a big fan of Howlin' Wolf and old time bluesmen just listen to his style. Rather than saying that a players style is like anothers just say that another players style is determined by his influences.

i dont believe that zakk is ozzys guitarist anymore, its pretty well documented.


in Respect and Peace Mike Bomberry

This list of possible ways Zakk got in Ozzy's band is very unscholarly. Either we put the one that is true, or we say it is uncertain. Zakk has given different stories as to how it happened. The "horse's mouth" has been inconsistent. So someone needs to clean this up, or I will. -ocoufnoc

I've got a CD-R copy of Zakk Wylde's 1987 demo tape. Gringo300 11:15, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Zakk's religion[edit]

I do know Zakk's music and stuff is kinda dark but I've seen his concert stuff too and he does the cross motion that you see catholics also do. Anybody have any clue if Zakk has a religion besides his own where he is the living guitar god? It's probably a division of christianity, but which one? I can't find anything yet.

Zakk is catholic.
Zakk should be German Pagan rather than belonging to that boring jewish religion named christianity; he looks like some Viking Warrior! He rules.85.250.10.105 (talk) 10:48, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

How is he "Irish Catholic?" His last name appears to be German, so that seems off. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.131.92.21 (talk) 12:06, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Because that's what he says he is!! Thedarxide (talk) 12:48, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
My family is Irish Catholic with a Czech last name. Our religious upbringing is from my Irish grandmother. Probably a similar situation. Except the bit where I'm no longer Catholic... marnues (talk) 23:33, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Zakk's equipment[edit]

Does anyone know what frets Zakk uses? I remember reading in his Guitar World column that he uses Dunlop frets, but I forget which size.

- A link has been added to pictures and info on Zakk's gear, but someone keeps removing it! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackalslacker (talkcontribs) 19:49, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I have now switched the link to an official source. Cheers. Erzsébet Báthory(talk|contr.) 20:26, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Removed Conservative Content[edit]

I edited the line "Wylde is also believed to be politically conservative, and shares beliefs with the Republican party; one of the few musicians to openly do so." as it implies that not many musicians are conservative. On the contrary, heavy metal boasts some of the most outspoken conservative musicians, including Dave Mustaine, Slayer, and Dying Fetus.

It was not your place to edite that material. Despite what you may have convinced yourself of, conservative musicians ARE hard to find and outspoken ones are even harder. Zakk is one in a million. You listed Mustaince, Slayer, and Dying Fetus as other outspoken heavy metal conservatives. You obviously don't know much about it. Mustaine is anti-politician. He has a picture of many major politicians on the fron of "The System Has Failed." He has spoken against many politicians Republican and Democrat. He has a soundbite of George H. W. Bush in one of his songs where he talks about "no new taxes." He even covered the Democratic National Convention once. I am reverting this section.

"Some believe that Wylde is one of few musicians to be openly conservative, as he has stated he does not like when people talk bad about the government."

How does that statement translate to him being conservative? This conservative labeling does need a cite or needs to be removed.Manufracture 14:25, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Zakk's Southern Roots[edit]

So, I read in the Zakk Wylde Wiki that he's from New Jersey. But, that's definitely nowhere near being a southern state, yet Zakk has a really big "Southern Man" attitude. Did he grow up in the south? Just wondering, btw, not knockin' the guy at all.

No he didnt grow up in the south as far as I am aware. However, he was fascinated by Southern Rock, e.g Lynyrd Skynrd etc.

Im from south jersey so as far as im conserned theres 2 parts of jersey south jersey and north jersey. weither hes from north or south im not sure but to me it really doesnt matter to me his music is awsome and i can tell that there is some southern influences and it sounds really good

Zakk Wylde was born and raised in New Jersey. But what you two dipshits keep forgetting is that New Jersey is full of redneck drunks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.123.161.58 (talk) 17:20, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Gear section[edit]

Isn't the gear section a little excessive? I doubt even many guitarists are going to really care about every little thing Zakk Wylde uses. Zakk fans in particular might, but the information is useless to the rest of us and just clutters the page. I think it'd be best to just note his most famous guitars and not even list what specific pedals he uses, and things like amp settings, instrument cable brands, etc. certainly don't belong at all. I'm cleaning it up a little. - furrykef (Talk at me) 06:27, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

If you don't care about Zakk's gear section, please don't remove that text from the article, because we fans want to read about it. That's very interesting info.

Nelson ImI 06:14, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

your damn right im lookin for one of the types of his guitars mabey that info could have been useful so dont be a butthole

As I explained already (in the section below), I did not remove the entire gear section, I removed an excessively long and unencyclopedic list. Things like the settings of his amplifiers do not belong in this article. Don't call me a butthole when it doesn't even seem you understand what exactly I did. - furrykef (Talk at me) 01:47, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

RE: Gear section[edit]

Zakk uses jackson guitars not sure of pickups and mostly gibson les paul with emg's dont know abouut his amps or electronics...... Fuck you. It's not your place removing it. Most people that go on wiki to look up Zakk would appreciate that section.

Excuse me? Might I remind you we're using a wiki? It's my place to remove anything I damn well please -- just as it was your place to add it -- as long as the removal is in line with the guidelines and I don't start a war over whether or not something should be removed. That was completely uncalled for. Are we going to behave and discuss this like gentlemen, or are you going to hurl obscenities at me for doing what I felt was my job? - furrykef (Talk at me) 07:04, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

I would say keep the extensive gear section - most people looking at Zakk here will be interested.

I managed to restore the info on Zakk's Gear, because as a fan and guitarist I was interested about that text and I believe that other people in the same situation, either fans or guitarists (or both), will be as well.

Nelson ImI 06:14, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

You seem to misunderstand; what was in the gear section was much longer than what's there now. The list I removed is here -- as you can see, this is very long, unwieldy, and just noise to anybody who isn't already a fan of Zakk Wylde. I also did leave some information about his gear. What you have now is much shorter, compact, and reasonable. - furrykef (Talk at me) 21:06, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
I see what you mean about the unwieldy list but there is a good point being made here -that people may actually want to KNOW that information and if the Wikipedia is to be the world's largest comprenhesive free source of information then all that stuff is kind of relevant. Maybe a separate article entitled Zakk Wylde's Gear needs to be written-but then someone may want to merge that article with this one and eventually someone like yourself will say-'no that's too long and unwieldly'-so how does one cater for the geeks?--Godfinger 02:56, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
It's a comprehensive source of information, but "comprehensive" does not mean "indiscriminate". It isn't supposed to be "everything about everything". Information like that would be more suited to a music wiki or a guitar wiki than here. I'm sure there is one somewhere... - furrykef (Talk at me) 16:59, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Ozzy Drug Dealer[edit]

I removed this, check Black Label Society, he was/is NOT Ozzy's Drug Dealer, I am a big Zakk Wylde fan myself, I have his Epiphone Les Paul


oh your a fuckin shit head...zakk himself even said he was ozzy's drug dealer, and who gives a shit if u have the epiphne guitar, epi's suck...gibsons the way to go


-How about a citation then? If you're going to mention something like that, even as a rumour or allegation, you should provide more than heresay. Also, lovely language, really befitting of an encyclopedia.

fine... watch this interview....he even admits it http://youtube.com/watch?v=KHR2RLJilcA&search=SDMF

Are you guys too dim to realize he was joking? Cdwillis 16:44, 11 May 2006 (UTC) i know him hes a good friend of mine he dosent believe in doing drugs! ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.17.42.3 (talk) 00:02, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Recent Zakk Wylde's Bio Editing[edit]

I had part of the text re-arranged in order to put information more or less shown in a chronologic order. Also, uploaded a picture of Zakk's Signature Model Guitar. If someone disagrees with the changes, you're free to try and arrange it better.

Nelson ImI 06:03, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

357Customs.com editing[edit]

I've replaced the 357customs.com entry, it was very poor in grammer and quality of style. Understandable given the frustration directed at 357 Customs and Zakk Wylde but most of the comments were highly biased, accusatory, and used open speculation as fact - not conforming to Wikipedia's standards of neutrality. It was also very messy and posted like an ugly blog. I've moved all the links that that show Chad Dyer's character into the references section under footnotes since they should not be quoted on the main page. All the relevant facts have been kept.

I've added a paragraph explaining the actual dispute in addition to purported information regarding Daniel's past with bankruptcies and as a flight risk for the FBI. I've also added in information regarding Zakk's responsibility in this matter insofar as all the Zakk Wylde related products involved in this dispute. Jdng 00:52, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for working on this section!
I added several {{fact}}} tags to this section. It still needs some more work. I understand this is a contentious issue and that many of the allegations are likely true. However, they must be backed up with verifiable sources. Some of the sources already in this section are relatively weak (web forum posts are generally not very good sources for encyclopedia articles) but given the timeliness of this section I hope we can agree that there are more important facts which need sources than those particular ones. Over time, however, I expect even those allegations and assertions will be either supported by verifiable, reputable sources or removed altogether. --ElKevbo 16:51, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Its all gone now —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.98.217.220 (talkcontribs) 15:03, 19 June 2006
I restored it. It needs to be cleaned up, not deleted outright. --ElKevbo 20:20, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
That isn't stopping someone from trying to delete the section anyway. Something should be done. ErikNY 20:59, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
I left him or her a note on his or her Talk page. If the deletes continue we can ask for a block of that IP address. No sweat! --ElKevbo 21:08, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
I've requested semi-protection. Let's see what (if anything) comes from this. --ElKevbo 03:59, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
I've continued to delete this entry because of the lack of references relating to your allegations. Referencing a forum is not a credible source for the allegations you are making. Do you have any credible sources? --TxHorns 10:06, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
As stated before, the section needs to be cleaned up, not deleted. The messages from the BLS website were there - I saw them. They are no longer there and I welcome suggestions on how best to document sources which are currently unavailable. The other references also need to be improved and we welcome any help or input you can offer.
Simply deleting the entire section, however, appears to be whitewashing the entire incident. If it needs to be improved, please do so. Deletion is not improvement. --ElKevbo 15:34, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
It is my opinion that until you have credible sources you can reference in the article, it should not be posted. This is not a forum page and until you can backup these allegations they are simply statements of slander that should be left to forum sites. It also does not relate to Zakk Wylde directly. maybe it should be posted under 357. --TxHorns 10:06, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Zakk Wylde's official website is not a credible source? Clean up the section if you wish, move the bulk of it to a new article, or find another way to address the problem. Completely deleting it is unnecessary and, IMHO, vandalism. Judging by the article's history, consensus is that the section stays. Please work with us to fix the problems instead of acting unilaterally to delete material with which you disagree. --ElKevbo 18:58, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
Indeed, as an ongoing current event and an entry reporting on the various events regarding 357 customs, forums and online content and news (including announcements from the official corporate websites of the parites invovled) are the primary sources. Additionally, the article did indeed contain citations to Florida State Records as well as official news articles relevant to this event before TxHorns applied the chilling effect to the article. I do agree that it may be better suited to a news article or a seperate page. Jdng 00:51, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
Zakk Wylde has just filed suit in the State of California. Lawsuit information added.
357 Customs is falsely credited as being a guitar company, which it is not. 357 Customs didn't sell anything, just dealt in 3rd-party resale, although it has come to light that, if nothing else, they have scammed many people out of their money. Just a clarification. Evhagar5150 17:35, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm going to remove a few sections that are direct attacks on Wylde, and do a bit of cleaning... also, the first poster here managed to spell grammar wrong while insulting people. ~~ Chris Jan 10, 2008 ~~

this article sucks![edit]

NPOV not adhered to. and what the hell are his TV/album appearences doing in the 2nd paragraph itself? It's not supposed to be an advertisement and Zakk does not need help of these finge artists just to reinforce the fact that he is a great player. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Beatallica (talkcontribs) 00:37, 1 July 2006

Thank you for your suggestion! When you feel an article needs improvement, please feel free to make whatever changes you feel are needed. Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the Edit this page link at the top. You don't even need to log in! (Although there are some reasons why you might like to…) The Wikipedia community encourages you to be bold. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes—they're likely to be found and corrected quickly. If you're not sure how editing works, check out how to edit a page, or use the sandbox to try out your editing skills. New contributors are always welcome. --ElKevbo 06:07, 1 July 2006 (UTC){{s

Quick fix[edit]

Removed some pretty obvious vandalism from the Gear section:

"Zakk is very good friends with fellow musician Michael Jackson and before his trial, Jackson gave him a custom made Fender guitar that was Jackson's 1984 signature fender Telecaster guitar, painted pink with a naked picture of Maculley Culken on it with Zakk's Balls-eye graphic on Maculley's "Dirty parts" and this is the guitar that Zakk used to record some songs on his latest album though he has denied the claims of useing the guitar on the album the guitars distinc sound can be heard on parts of the song concrete jungle among other songs."

I'll try to go through the entire article in the next couple days and see what needs cleaning up. Seriously, people, try to cut down on the excessive faggotry on the Discussion page. It scares me that the same people who can't string an entire sentence together in coherent English or type any better than a monkey with oven-mitts on are allowed to edit the Wiki. Intooblv 02:52, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Shitvana?[edit]

It says in the article "Zakk calls Nirvana "Shitvana" due to the fact that Dave Grohl filled in Cobain's guitar parts in the album Nevermind". On the Nirvana page no guitar credit is given to Grohl. Where did whoever wrote this get their information?

That's probably vandalism. Grohl did not fill in any guitar parts for Nirvana, and Wylde has never criticized Nirvana. Frvernchanezzz (talk) 07:46, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Google it. Shitvana was definently something Zakk has said. As for Grohl filling in guitar tracks, that's another matter. Thedarxide (talk) 08:55, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
My mistake. Sorry. http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=19112 Frvernchanezzz (talk) 03:12, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

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Zakk's Roots[edit]

Does somebody know what are Zakk's national roots? He looks like a true Viking, so that makes me think of pure Germanic ancestry; pure Anglo-Saxon, or maybe German (I mean the modern Germany, i.e. 19th-20th century) - that's more possible considering his surname, or maybe some Northern Germanic ancestry - Scandinavian that is? Can somebody provide some information on that matter? 85.250.10.105 (talk) 10:57, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

I've read interviews where he described himself as "half German, half Irish" or something similar. Bigfatspider (talk) 16:01, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Zakks birthday[edit]

In the beginning of the article where it says his name, it says he was born in 1967, but under his picture it says he was born in 1970. So, which one is right? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.222.33.62 (talk) 21:43, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

zakk as a person

He is one of the nicest person you will ever meet soft spoken he is a real great guitarest —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.112.218.46 (talk) 02:37, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Zakk and Motorcycle Clubs[edit]

Being an avid biker and belonging to a motorcycle club for a period in my life, I was obviously drawn to Wylde's music and persona, but I cant find any bio of him actually being a biker. Did he or is he a member of any clubs? Or is he one of those celebrities that got a high paying gig, put on some leathers and bought a harley to pretend to be a biker? I know the Hells Angels gave him some shit about his vest he was selling on his website and the fact that if anyone wore a 3-peice motorcycle vest they could get mistaken for a "real" biker and get beat up. This led me to believe he really was never a biker because he doesnt even know proper motorcycle club protocol and could have endangered his customers/fans. Just curious.66.141.177.251 (talk) 14:02, 7 November 2008 (UTC)J.Crowson November 7,2008

IIRC, he doesn't ride. He either can't or just doesn't, I forget which. Something about falling off and damaging his hands rings a bell. The rocker patches issue was all a bit pathetic really, you don't get the army giving people crap for wearing cammo trousers. Thedarxide (talk) 15:29, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Zakk isn't a biker. The patches is meant as a brotherhood kind of thing. He has explained it a couple of times. He got the idea from Hells Angels, who, by the way, also made him an honorary member in a local chapter. Erzsébet Báthory(talk|contr.) 16:13, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

well, the biker community isnt like the military, YOU WILL get your ass beat for trying to be something you're not. I am a little skeptical about the Hells Angels making him an honorary member, that seems kind of off for a MC to do, especially a 1% club. Anyways thank you for the comments, alot of people do not understand the biker community's protocol because either they dont ride or they look at it from an "outsiders" point of view. I can see why, from a bikers standpoint, that the BLS motorcycle vest would cause controversy, because in the outlaw biker world, sporting a three peice can and will get you in deep shit. Me, like many others, earned our patches, we didnt buy them off a website for $80.10:18, 8 November 2008 (UTC)J.Crowson Nov 8, 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.68.207.205 (talk)

This isn't a forum, but I'm going to reply :) Frankly, people don't care about "protocol" because it's meaningless. If a group of people want to assault others because they don't like what they wear, then frankly, they need to get out more. Thedarxide (talk) 13:33, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

hey, all i did was ask a simple question, im not trying to get in a debate with you, nor is my motorcycle club considered a "1%" club like the Outlaws, Hells Angels and Bandidos. all im saying is that he put his fans and customers of his products in danger because even though you think "protocol" in the biker world is meaningless, it isnt. i dare you to ride around town on a motorcycle in a known Hells Angels area and wear a 3 peice patch........do it and see what happens, you WILL get confronted, trust me. to normal people protocol is meaningless, but people in my world will fight and die for their patches. im sorry that you dont like that, but thats the way it is, period. i love the man's music, and i have listened to BLS ever since they came out, i was just curious is all.......i mean the guy talks about bikes and his lyrics have alot of biker-ish themes in them, but not once have i seen the dude ride a bike or even talk about one, and i was surprised to see his bio without some sort of club affiliation or something when he was younger.66.137.149.188 (talk) 14:10, 8 November 2008 (UTC)J.Crowson

Zakk Wylde has said on many occasions that he is not affiliated with the hells angels or any other biker club. But for any biker club to get pissed over a band vest, that would be kinda stupid. He is more for the brotherhood aspect of it. If you are in the Hells Angels, dont give someone shit for wearing a BLS vest, just ask them to take it off and they should comply.

thank you for a straight answer, my original question above, was just to ask if he was ever affiliated with a club or etc....not to get into a debate about MC protocol.65.67.103.132 (talk) 09:22, 26 November 2008 (UTC)j.crowson

The Allman Brothers[edit]

Zakk Wylde did play for the Allman Brothers in 1993 but when i put that in under Zakk's article it got taken down for spam. So... What the fuck?

No longer playing for Ozzy[edit]

According to this. http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/exclusive-ozzy-talks-zakk-dio-macca-jacko%E2%80%A6/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.216.76.220 (talk) 18:41, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Nop, it says he might replace Zakk. Erzsébet Báthory(talk|contr.) 20:34, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
But couldn't might mean he might be one of the successful candidates to replace?

Either way, I think it's best if we keep an eye open for other news sources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.218.143.67 (talk) 13:15, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Regarding his birth name and the lead[edit]

Wouldn't "Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt...)" be the correct wording, since he did have it legally changed? Erzsébet Báthory(talk|contr.) 23:55, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes. e.g. Teller (magician) Thedarxide (talk) 08:11, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Eliminated appearances in other media[edit]

It's been tagged forever, and adds nothing to the page. Do not bring it back, it is a stain on wikipedia —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.88.249.247 (talk) 23:18, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

This article falls so far short of Wikipedia's standards for biographies of living people, and has been tagged as such for so long that it must be brutally pruned or put up for deletion. In detail:

  • Lead: no sources.
  • Early life: many claims not supported by the single NYT source.
  • "The Grail": no sources cited.
  • Return to Ozzy: no sources cited.
  • Exodus from Ozzy's band: no sources cited.
  • Equipment: no sources cited (the one reference is to an anonymous image).
  • Personal life: : no sources cited for family members.
  • Appearances in media: no sources cited for the vast majority, and since appearing in media is his day job this degree of detail is quite unnecessary.

I realise that a lot of work has been done on the article of late, and it may just be a matter of recording the sources and getting the refs in the right places, so I'll drop by later this week and see how it's shaping up -- Timberframe (talk) 20:57, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

I believe "brutally pruning" is the only way to go in its current state. (e.g. the person who blanked the two sections recently was right in doing so.) Not only is it full of original research and WP:UNDUE content, but it's also full of weasel, peacock and POV wordings. Erzsébet Báthory(talk|contr.) 21:23, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
I disagree that complete deletion is necessary. From 15 years of reading guitar magazines, I am aware that the majority is "true" and sources can be easily found. I also don't think WP:UNDUE applies completely in this case, although I would agree that as his "day job" much probably doesn't need mentioning. I'll go through my loft and see what I can dig up in the way of sources. Thedarxide (talk) 11:15, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, that would be great! Timberframe (talk) 12:17, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

I believe the best way to clean it up a bit, would be to break off some of the content into separate articles, such as Zakk Wylde discography. Is there anyone who would help me do this? Erzsébet Báthory(talk|contr.) 20:20, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Definently. Your place or mine? ;) Thedarxide (talk) 20:26, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Right, I've moved it over, and I stole the table format from the Metallica discography article. Thoughts? Thedarxide (talk) 20:36, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

addition to lead[edit]

This edit by an IP contains relevant information, for which we thank you, but it needs to be trimmed (it don't matter who else was ranked), it needs to be copyedited, and there needs to be a correct and complete bibliographical references. Thanks. Drmies (talk) 03:53, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Wylde's legal name[edit]

Looking at this trademark registration, it looks like Zakk's legal name is actually Zachary Phillip Wylde. Just a heads up on here before I change the lead in case anyone is wondering why. Nymf hideliho! 12:24, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

That's not his birth name though, right? How are you going to word that? --Spike Wilbury (talk) 03:38, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
No, it's not his birth name. He legally changed it around the time he joined Ozzy's band back in the 80s. As a matter of fact, per MOS:BIO, his birth name shouldn't be listed in the lead at all. See Maggie Gyllenhaal (in regard to the "Zakk" part) for how it could be worded. Nymf hideliho! 09:04, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
I think there should be something in this article about the history of his name. He starting using the name Zakari Wielandt while he was playing for Zyris, taking his first name from the Lost in Space character, Dr. Zachary Smith. He later got the name Wylde from Ozzy when he joined his band. BucsWeb (talk) 15:40, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Oddly-phrased sentence[edit]

"In 2010 he played lead guitar on My Darkest Days first single "Porn Star Dancing", along with guest singers Chad Kroeger and Ludacris." - This implies that Chad Kroeger and Ludacris played lead guitar as well. It makes me laugh thinking about Ludacris playing an instrument at all, let alone lead guitar simultaneously with two other people.75.187.252.7 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:13, 24 October 2010 (UTC).

Dime bag reference[edit]

Is it necessary to have dime bags death mentioned here? Is it not enough to simply say he and dime were friends? Im not even sure if that needs to be in the article since Zakk surely has a large number of friends but to reference the death of another doesn't seem to be necessary.Woods01 (talk) 03:00, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Alchohol[edit]

According to this interview he's drinking again. Check it out: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/zakk_wylde_three_minutes_on_american_idol_and_im_somebody_now.html

It's towards the bottom. I'll leave it to somebody else to put it in. Chrlyon (talk) 19:53, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

He even tweets about drinking vodka. 109.153.209.86 (talk) 09:40, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Late reply, but Zakk jokes around a lot. You can't take what he says literally. Nymf hideliho! 19:24, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Zakk Wylde Media Appearances[edit]

Did he not appear in season 2 of the television programme Californication? 86.173.127.213 (talk) 19:54, 14 April 2014 (UTC) Jimmy.

Yes. I added it to the Media appearances section. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 20:30, 14 April 2014 (UTC)