Black Label Society frontman gears up to release metal handbook
There’s less than a month to go until lead guitar guy Zakk Wylde releases his much-anticipated new read, “Bringing Metal to the Children.” The book promises to dish on the Black Label Society frontman’s tales of living on the road, tips for being a real metal man (or woman!), information on how to survive during a massive metal tour and more.
Wylde is set to release his handbook to everything heavy metal on April 10 via William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. As for exactly what to expect, the book’s publisher promises tales of “general mayhem” aboard Wylde’s tour bus, including stories of rocking with some legendary metal personalities, such as Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Eddie Van Halen, Bubba Dudley and Stone Cold Steve Austin, UFC former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin and Alice in Chains’ Mike Inez. Of course, some of the book’s meaty highlights include tales of touring with heavy metal royalty Ozzy Osbourne.
“Bringing Metal to the Children” starts with Wylde’s “true rocker test” (TRT), where readers answer ten questions to find out if her or she is a “true rocker and should continue reading.” Following, Wylde offers stories about living on the road, including tips on “proper touring hygiene, pre-concert preparations, and post-show etiquette.” For those looking to actually be the ones onstage, rocking a metal band, the book will also present Wylde’s “roadmap for success in the music business,” including advice on tour planning and general tips for the aspiring “metal musician.” Find more information on the book, which was co-authored by Eric Hendrikx, on Wylde’s official site. (Photo credit: Anne Erickson.)
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