When I heard Zakk Wylde was coming to town, I immediately assumed it was by way of Black Label Society. I couldn't wait to see his guitar prowess once again -- including his wonderful dedication to the pinch harmonic -- and his hits from more than two-dozen albums spanning almost 30 years.
But this go-around on stage is a little different. Wylde's current tour is meant to be an intimate gathering of what he calls "the dysfunctional Black Label Society family." The guitar legend released his book, Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide to World Tour Domination, on April 9 and has embarked on a tour to promote the book, host question-and-answer sessions, and jam out on an acoustic set.
Zakk Wylde is scheduled to perform Sunday, April 28, at Pub Rock in Scottsdale.