From Ozzy to Black Label, Zakk Wylde's the Man

Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what music is circulating through his space every Monday.
I've been in the Zakk Wylde music-appreciation business for a long, long time. From the first time that I became aware of him until now, I have seen that he is one of those ass's to whom music is just as second-nature as walking is to you and I.

His solo work away from Ozzy Osbourne has been as diverse and deep as any artist that I know of. From his first 'solo' record Pride and Glory, to his newest Black Label Society effort, Order of The Black, this dude can flat-out write great rock music...and, of course, play the guitar like a fucking demon possessed.

"Crazy Horse," Black Label Society (Order Of the Black): How every great rock record should start: FULL FUCKING THROTTLE!

"Darkest Days," Black Label Society (Order Of The Black): This is actually the Zakk I like or appreciate best; playing piano and repenting.

"Godspeed Hellbound," Black Label Society (Order Of The Black): How can you not like a song called 'Godspeed Hellbound'?

Just go and get the whole fucking CD. I did.

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