Zakk Wylde Is Ready For New Black Label Society Album
Zakk Wylde may not be touring with Ozzy Osbourne this spring, but the time off has introduced an open door for the guitarist. He discloses to Billboard that Black Label Society will start composing for their next album in April.
“I’m going to do some writing, I guess, in April, and [in] May and June, we’ll [record] and have that one ready to roll,” says Wylde of his plans to follow 2018’s Grimmest Hits. “I don’t demo or stockpile shit. Never have. I’m not like Prince, where he’s recording stuff all the time. I just like to come up with a riff or an idea and be like, ‘Why don’t we track that one today?’ It’s like the beginning of a new season. It’s always fun.”
Wylde says that Black Label Society will also likely be playing a few dates in Europe in the not so distant future too.
The ever-occupied Wylde additionally uncovered that his Black Sabbath cover band, Zakk Sabbath, will put out a track-for-track interpretation of Sabbath’s self-titled 1970 debut in the not so distant future in a bundle that will also include late European tour footage.
As far as his gig as Osbourne’s touring guitarist, Zakk says, “As far as with the boss, Ozzy’s taking his vitamins and hitting the iron, and just healing up and getting ready. And when he’s ready, we’ll roll.” Osbourne just released his new Ordinary Man album but plans to tour North America had to be suspended as he resumes recovery from last year’s health matters.