Zakk Wylde first achived fame back in 1987 when he became the guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne‘s band. Over the decades the musician also gained recognition with his band Black Label Society and more recently became Pantera’s touring guitarist, replacing his late friend Dimebag Darrell.
The musician talked in an interview with Guitar World about learning the guitar parts to play live the songs alongside Phil Anselmo (Vocals), Rex Brown (Bass) and Charlie Benante (Drums – From Anthrax, replacing the late Vinnie Paul).
“I learned Dime’s stuff the same exact way I do when I play with Ozzy, Zakk Sabbath, Generation Axe (with Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi) or the Experience Hendrix stuff.”
“You’ve just gotta sit down, do the work and learn how to play the song and solos – whether they’re by Saint Dime, Saint Randy, Lord Iommi or Saint Jimi, plus of course, Jake (E. Lee). It’s no different. There’s a big difference between listening to and loving a song and actually being able to play it. You’ve just gotta put in the time and work – there’s no iPhone app for that, brother! (Laughs),” Zakk Wylde said.
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