Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde Discusses Taking on More Acting Roles

2012-01-14

Story by Anne Erickson

Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde has talent for music, acting

Zakk Wylde — who celebrates his 45th birthday today (Jan. 14) — is known for his unparalleled guitar work in metal behemoths Black Label Society and, previously, Ozzy Osbourne’s band. But, he’s also no stranger to acting, holding credits in the 2001 feature film “Rock Star” with Mark Wahlberg and indie flick “Bones.” This Monday (Jan. 16), Wylde is at it again, guesting on Showtime’s comedy series, “Californication.”

If you ask Wylde, he’ll tell you that he’d love to do even more acting. “Sure; I mean every experience I’ve had doing it has always been a good time,” Wylde told the AU Review, when asked if he’d like to do more drama. “Whether it’s the actors or the directors or producers, everybody’s been super cool. I’ve never had a bad experience. I’ve never had a bad experience making records. I’ve always had a great time with everybody I’ve worked with… ”

When asked if he thought metal music was a “brotherhood,” Wylde replied by asserting that metal has “always been the underdog of all the musical fields. For those of us that love it, yeah; without a doubt.” Thankfully, Wylde and plenty of his fans love metal, and chances are, they’ll never let up.

Wylde also got fuzzy-warm when talking about his comrades in Black Label Society. “… Black Label’s one gigantic family. It’s worldwide…” he said. “I thank the good Lord every day. I thank him when I wake up and when I go to bed. I thank him in the middle of the day. I’m definitely grateful for everything I have. Hands down.

“I don’t need a tragedy to happen to realize how blessed I am. I don’t need that. I don’t need to beat up an 80-year-old grandmother and do six years in jail to realize that beating up elderly people and stealing their money is really not a good thing.”

 





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