OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman Zakk Wylde is featured in the latest episode of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx‘s new original video series, “My Favorite Riff With Nikki Sixx”. In the episode, which can be viewed below, Zakk plays his signature bulls-eye design as he and Nikki talk about making musical soup and playing for the boss, Ozzy Osbourne. Zakk‘s advice when it comes to music: don’t worry about what other people are doing, do what you like.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s tenth full-length album, “Grimmest Hits”, will be released January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne).

Wylde reunited with the iconic BLACK SABBATH frontman for this past summer’s tour that marked the thirtieth anniversary of when the two first collaborated together.

Wylde originally joined Osbourne‘s band three decades ago and backed the legendary frontman from 1987 to 1995, then again in 1998, from 2001 to 2004 and also from 2006 to 2009. His guitar playing can be heard on Osbourne‘s studio albums “No Rest For The Wicked”, “No More Tears”, “Ozzmosis”, “Down To Earth”, “Under Cover” and “Black Rain”. The first album with Wylde went double platinum and “No More Tears” remains Ozzy‘s most successful album, going four times platinum in the United States with four Top 10 songs on the U.S. Billboard chart. Wylde also appeared with Ozzy on three live albums.

ZAKK WYLDE Guests On NIKKI SIXX’s ‘My Favorite Riff’ Series (Video)

Celebrate some of the hardest and heaviest metal songs of all time as Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp announces its upcoming camp featuring Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH and Zakk Wylde of OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, set to take place April 19-22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Says Mustaine: “Attention! Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has been seized by myself and Zakk Wylde and is now the Metal Fantasy Camp April 19-22, 2018. Prepare to shred songs with me like ‘Holy Wars’ and ‘Dystopia’, and metal anthems like ‘Symphony Of Destruction’. You’ve been warned!”

Join Mustaine and Wylde plus 15 incredible touring rock star counselors, including bass players, guitar players, vocalists and drummers as you live the ultimate metal dream! You’ll be jamming with Mustaine and Wylde at the private Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp facility and then performing live on stage with Wylde at the infamous Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California on Sunday April 22, 2018.

Spend four days immersed in metal as you jam such hits as “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Peace Sells”, “Crazy Train” and “I Don’t Know” with these two metal legends at Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp .

Over the course of four music-filled days, campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors including Lita Ford, Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), James Kottak (SCORPIONS) and many more. Musicians will hone their stage presence, learn to play some of rock music’s greatest anthems, get tips on playing as a band and hear stories of life on the road from their rock star counselors. Attendees will also attend master classes and jams rooms with these renowned musicians and then perform live with their band in front of a packed house at the Whisky A Go Go with Zakk.

Also available is The Ultimate Backstage Pass fan package-for the non-musician man or woman who always wanted to come to Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp! Attendees will participate in the question-and-answer sessions and watch the amazing jams and performances with all the amazing headliners along with the incredible rock star counselors. Attend master classes; attend the opening night party and all-star counselor jam as well as the live performances at Lucky Strike and the Whisky A Go Go on the legendary Sunset Strip plus much more!

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is a non-competitive atmosphere designed for all levels of musicians and music enthusiasts. Participants are placed in bands with like-minded people and skill level to make for an off-the-charts experience.

Some of the campers play well and even gave up careers as musicians to become CEOs and lawyers. Some campers can’t play at all. What they all have in common is passion for rock music. At Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, they all get to pursue their passion — and meet, and play with the artists who became the soundtrack of their lives.

David Fishof is the founder and creator of the famed Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp where rock dreams become reality. The idea came to him after years of producing rock tours throughout the word. He’s been honored to work with veteran rockers Roger Daltrey, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Gene Simmons, Dr. John, Randy Bachman, and so many more. He feels fortunate to have seen their talent first hand. David‘s desire to share this experience with you, gave him the inspiration to produce the one-of-a-kind Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

For more information, visit www.rockcamp.com.

DAVE MUSTAINE, ZAKK WYLDE Set For Next ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp’ In Los Angeles

The video is for the newest single from the band’s upcoming album, ‘Grimmest Hits.’

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society have premiered the music video for their new single, “All That Once Shined.”

The video—like the band’s most recent music video, for “Room for Nightmares”—was directed by longtime Black Label Society collaborator Justin Reich. It seems to be a tongue-in-cheek half-homage, half-parody of Bob Dylan’s legendary “Subterranean Homesick Blues” music video.

The single is taken from the band’s upcoming album, Grimmest Hits. The album—the band’s tenth—is slated for a January 19, 2018 release via Entertainment One (eOne).

You can preorder Grimmest Hitshere.

For more on Black Label Society, stop by blacklabelsociety.com.

Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society Premiere “All That Once Shined” Music Video

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Some people mistook Marilyn Manson, pictured on December 5, 2007, in London, for serial killer Charles Manson after the mass murderer died.

Some confused netizens took to social media to mourn the death of “Beautiful People” singer Marilyn Manson. The problem with their bereavement was that the singer hadn’t died. Rather, it was notorious cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson.

The misunderstanding between Marilyn Manson and Charles Manson, who was imprisoned in 1971 for orchestrating the 1969 deaths of seven people, likely stemmed from the rocker’s stage name. Marilyn Manson, whose birth name is Brian Warner, blended the names of actress Marilyn Monroe and the serial killer to create his public persona.

But some people missed the distinction. “RIP Marilyn Manson” became a top-trending Twitter topic on Sunday.

Trolls slammed people who confused Marilyn Manson for the infamous cult leader.

Marilyn Manson has been making music since 1989 and has been a fixture of the alternative scene since releasing his second album, Antichrist Superstar, in 1996. But it was the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado that brought him mainstream attention. He was widely blamed for that school shooting when it was revealed that killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, who killed 13 people, were supposedly fans of Manson’s music, and politicians conducted a modern-day witch hunt against the star.

Marilyn Manson gave a famous response when he was asked what he would say to the students at Columbine. “I wouldn’t say a single word to them,” the singer answered. “I would listen to what they have to say. And that’s what no one did.”

The rocker claimed the shooting ruined his career and denied that his music influenced the killers. “If [the Columbine killers] had just bought my records, they would be better off. Certain people blame me for the shootings at schools—I think my numbers are low, and hopefully they go up on this record,” he said in a September interview with the Guardian. “That’s going to be a great pullquote for you. But, honestly, the Columbine era destroyed my entire career at the time.”

Marilyn Manson did not immediately respond to the people confusing him for Charles Manson.

Charles Manson, the true killer, died of natural causes on Sunday. He was given the death sentence in 1971; when that was deemed unconstitutional, he was sentenced to nine consecutive life sentences.

The sister of Sharon Tate, the actress who was killed by the “Manson Family” when she was eight and a half months pregnant, responded to Manson’s death. “I said a prayer for his soul,” Debra told People magazine on Monday.

Debra didn’t hold a grudge against Manson or his followers Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten and Susan Atkins, all of whom were sentenced to life in prison. “Each one of these people and myself now have our spirits or our wills slightly entangled,” she said.


Guitarist and founder AC/DC member Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64

Founder AC/DC member Malcolm Young has died. He was 64. Young, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, died peacefully, surrounded by family.

AC/DC released a statement which read, “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.”

Angus Young added, “As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.”

Young was born in Glasgow in 1953. He moved to Australia aged 10, and formed AC/DC in 1973. He was a constant member of the band until retiring due to ill health in 2014, when he was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young.

AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in 2003. In July, Young’s elder brother George – a member of 60s band The Easybeats and the producer of some of AC/DC’s early recordings – died at the age of 70.

AC/DC legend Malcolm Young has died

See A Perfect Circle’s Cold, Stark Video for ‘The Doomed’

Band stares down camera in unadorned clip for new track.

A Perfect Circle continue their march towards releasing their first new album since 2004 with the somber, black-and-white video for “The Doomed.”

“The Doomed” moves between drubbing, guitar-heavy verses and pensive, highly melodic yet utterly bleak hooks: “What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?” Maynard James Keenan wonders. “What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?” He sums up their grim fate in just two words: “All doomed.”

The song’s clip, directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, is impressively unvarnished. Each band member spends time in front of the camera, usually alone; there are no backdrops, few effects and less movement; the musicians stare impassively into the lens or look away. This continues for close to five minutes. Sometimes the background shifts from white to black.

A Perfect Circle is currently touring North America; on Friday, they play the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. When he band released “The Doomed,” Keenan acknowledged in a statement that “a new release is long overdue.” The band’s fourth album, featuring production from Dave Sardy, is expected to arrive in 2018.

APC – The Doomed

A Perfect Circle New Video Premier

November 16, 1999. Korn released the timeless classic “Issues.” It instantly became my favorite Korn album. This was first album that I owned that I could listen to from start to finish. It’s ironic it falls on the same day as my mother’s birthday. Or as ironic as “Life Is Peachy” falls on my grandmother’s birthday October 15th. Without them, I wouldn’t exist. Almost as if I was destined to be into Korn. As far as Metal goes, they are my gateway band after all. Haha.


Korn’s Issues Turns 18