In a new fan Q&A video clip, found below, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitar legend Zakk Wylde tackles the question of whether he’d be willing to perform with a reunited PANTERA in tribute to “Dimebag” Darrell:
On April 10th, William Morrow – an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers – released the handbook to all things heavy metal: Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berserker’s Guide To World Tour Domination, written by Zakk Wylde with Eric Hendrikx.
Zakk discusses the book in a new interview with Guitar International’s Rob Cavuoto. An excerpt follows:
Q: Did you ever take the stage with Ozzy drunk and if so was he aware of it?
A: “There was a couple times at towards the end of my drinking that I maybe had one too many. I was never smashed on stage. I did notice it creeping into the BLS shows and when I was with Ozzy. After 20 years of playing with him I’m sure he knew a few times. When it starts getting in the way of things then you have to put a lid on it.”
Q: The entire book was hysterical, but if I had to pick my all-time favorite story it would the one about you pissing in the beer cups in the bar and Lars inadvertently handing them out to fans thinking they were beers. How did you get caught pissing in the cups and thrown out of the bar?
A: “I have no fucking idea, it doesn’t make any sense. I was putting them on the bar and was going to throw them out when I was finished pissing. There was a garbage can a few feet away and I didn’t want to lose my spot in line for drinks.
The funny part of this was that it took place in 1990 or 1991, and to have Lars Ulrich from METALLICA, the guys from SKID ROW, and me all having to wait on a long line to get a beer [laughing] in a packed club. We didn’t get any special attention there. I’m just trying to picture that now, it would never fucking happen.”
Read the full interview at this location.
Check out BraveWords.com’s review of Bringing Metal To The Children at this location.