Zakk Wylde

Metal Singer

Zakk Wylde was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States on January 14th, 1967 and is the Metal Singer. At the age of 56, Zakk Wylde biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 14, 1967
United States
Place of Birth
Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
56 years old
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$16 Million
Banjoist, Classical Guitarist, Guitarist, Musician, Pianist, Radio Personality, Singer
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Zakk Wylde Career

Wylde played locally with his first band Stone Henge, then later with local New Jersey band Zyris. Later, he auditioned for lead guitarist and co-writer for Ozzy Osbourne. Wylde was hired to replace Jake E. Lee, who replaced Brad Gillis, who had himself replaced the deceased Randy Rhoads. Rhoads remains Wylde's foremost guitar-playing and stagecraft influence.

Wylde gravitated toward a particular Les Paul guitar, which has become known as "The Grail"; his bullseye-painted 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom. Wylde lost the guitar in 2000 after it fell from the back of a truck transporting equipment as he was travelling between gigs in Texas. Rewards were offered to anyone that had information about the guitar. Wylde and The Grail were reunited three years later when a fan bought it at a Dallas pawn shop and saw the initials "Z.W." carved into the humbucker pickups backs. He contacted Wylde's former webmaster Randy Canis to arrange its return to Wylde. Grateful, Wylde gave the fan his signature model in exchange.

In 1995, Wylde auditioned for Guns N' Roses. Wylde was replaced in Osbourne's band by Joe Holmes from 1995 until his return in 2001. In January 2006, Wylde was recognized at the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame, featuring his handprints and signature, in recognition of his successful career as a musician and his contribution to the music industry. The event was open to the public and many rock celebrities were present, including Ozzy Osbourne.

For a time in the mid-2000s he contributed a monthly column entitled "Brew-tality" for Guitar World magazine, discussing his techniques and equipment, as well as transcribing riffs and solo sections. After auditions in 2004/05, Ozzy Osbourne announced Wylde as the official guitarist for his album Black Rain, which was released in 2007. On stage with Osbourne, Wylde has been credited for lending a high level of energy and passion to performances.

Black Label Society headlined the second stage at the 2006 Ozzfest, with Wylde playing double duty with Ozzy Osbourne on certain dates. He also joined Osbourne for the Ozzy and Friends Tour in replacement of the Black Sabbath tour scheduled for the summer of 2012, playing a range of European dates including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium.

Wylde played a guitar solo on Black Veil Brides' cover of Kiss' "Unholy", on the 2011 EP Rebels.

Since 2014, Wylde has led a Black Sabbath cover band called Zakk Sabbath, handling guitar and vocal duties, joined by Rob "Blasko" Nicholson on bass and Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age) on drums, who replaced original drummer John Tempesta. JP Gaster (Clutch) occupied the drummer's seat in between, in September 2017. The band tours intermittently, and released a single, three-track vinyl-only live 12", in 2016.

Wylde, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tosin Abasi were featured on the Generation Axe tour in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Wylde joined Ozzy Osbourne's band for a select number of dates during Osbourne's 2017 summer tour, and then performed as part of the No More Tours II tour.

On July 14, 2022, it was announced that Wylde had joined the reunited Pantera as a fill-in for original guitarist, and his close friend, Dimebag Darrell.


Brave Ozzy Osbourne looks frail as he goes for a walk in Los Angeles, October 6, 2022
The rock and roll legend, 73, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2019 - which causes muscle stiffness and slowness of movement, and currently is incurable. Ozzy was seen walking up and down the LA street while his aide helped him by holding him by an orange strap around his waist. Despite looking frail, the rocker laughed and jibed as he strode up and down the street on Thursday. Earlier this week, the rocker took the stage for his first U.S. performance in four years during the halftime of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, as his wife Sharon, 69, watched on.

Ozzy Osbourne, 73, supported by wife Sharon, 69, in performance at LA Rams game after major surgery, September 9, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne made a triumphant appearance at Inglewood, California's SoFi Stadium Thursday as he played a pair of songs during the halftime of the NFL season opener, just months after undergoing a 'life-altering surgery' back in June. The rocker, 73, took the stage for his first U.S. performance in four years during the halftime of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, as his wife Sharon, 69, watched on.
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