NewsMarch 20, 2006 11:34 PM ET4,196 views

Roadrunner Records signs Black Label Society

Official press release: Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the signing of legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde and his band, Black Label Society. Having sold over 1.4 million albums worldwide BLS is currently working with producer Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers) on Shot To Hell, the first release for Roadrunner that will be released this summer. "After spending a lifetime as Wylde Z. Coyote, I guess it was just a matter of time before I'd catch the Roadrunner," comments Wylde. Shot To Hell is the follow up to Mafia, which debut ed in March 2005 at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and at #1 on the Top Independent Albums chart. The top rock track "In This River" from Mafia will be on the upcoming MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge album that is out April 11th. BLS, who were just announced as the Ozzfest second stage headliner, will tour the world extensively in support of the new album. Zakk is currently finishing up the newest from BLS and writing and recording with Ozzy Osbourne for his new album. "Signing Zakk and Black Label Society is an honor," stated Roadrunner Records Director of A&R Mike Gitter (Killswitch Engage, Cradle of Filth). "The guy is genuine, rock royalty whose talent is only matched by his vision. He is the real deal and his legacy, as one of the greatest guitarists of all time has already been cemented." Guitar World Magazine's 3 time reigning MVP who in their year end readers poll was named #1 most valuable player, #1 best metal guitarist and #1 best shredder and the recipient of Metal Hammer Magazine's 2005 "Riff Lord" Golden God Award, Zakk is one of the worlds most respected guitarists and a true living legend. On January 17 th Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne inducted Zakk into Hollywood's Guitar Center Rock Walk. Recently Zakk re-upped with Gibson Guitars who fully endorses him with a line of custom made Les Paul's and this year Marshall Amplification will make a special limited edition "Zakk Stack." Zakk is the only artist aside from Jimi Hendrix to have a Marshall amplifier named after him. In 1986, at the age of 19, Zakk was plucked from a gas station in NJ to be the new guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. He quickly asserted not only his guitar skills but also his songwriting prowess, having co-written some of Ozzy's best-selling albums including, No Rest For The Wicked, No More Tears and Ozzmosis. Additionally, he has released one album with the short-lived project Pride & Glory, one solo album and seven albums with Black Label Society. Lastly, BLS has released the DVD Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned- Live with the Detroit Chapter, which is certified Platinum. Zakk is a budding actor who has appeared in the 2001 movie Rock Star with Mark Walhberg and later this year, will star in the film, "Red Line" directed by Billy Zane.

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jerryseinfeld 3/20/2006 8:38:02 PM

ugh dont care

theyuppiegrinder 3/20/2006 8:48:10 PM


woodwater 3/20/2006 10:21:48 PM

hahahahaha. Glassjaw, Slipknot, BLS?

vagdestroyer 3/20/2006 10:36:30 PM

He quickly asserted not only his guitar skills but also his songwriting prowess......sweet brah!

killjohnson 3/20/2006 10:39:54 PM

how is this lambgoat worthy!!! ahhhhh!!!! gaygayniqger

Brett_Swill 3/20/2006 11:08:38 PM

Hmm, this isn't front page news?

cydrx 3/21/2006 12:03:29 AM

shitty news

jshaft37 3/21/2006 12:31:36 AM

this dude fcking sucks. i dont see how anyone likes his music.

xvegeedgex 3/21/2006 12:46:07 AM

LOLE. what utter shit!

xgabex 3/21/2006 5:32:18 AM

this band needs to die.

pandemon 3/21/2006 5:53:43 AM

Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned

Sushi 3/21/2006 5:56:37 AM

"After spending a lifetime as Wylde Z. Coyote, I guess it was just a matter of time before I'd catch the Roadrunner,"..........WTFGAY

xvegeedgex 3/21/2006 6:40:39 AM

i heard the bassist dood does country music as well.

wizardsbeard 3/21/2006 6:53:01 AM

Wylde Z. Coyote

foreveryoung 3/21/2006 10:58:12 AM

WHO fckING CARES?!?!?!

dudesfuckingdudes 3/21/2006 11:06:35 AM

hes got some sweet ass hair though

rickrock 3/21/2006 11:26:18 AM

If it's the same one I saw a few months ago, that "In This River" video is pretty damn ridiculous. Pianos in river and burning trees or something like that. I believe it was dedicated to Dimebag Darrell.

xduderx 3/21/2006 12:38:40 PM

that sucks

xsongsofselfx 3/21/2006 2:30:02 PM

I like some of the BLS stuff, reminds me of Crowbar.

moshandroll 3/21/2006 2:58:10 PM

good guitarist but shitty music. shitty band

jamesjoseph78 3/21/2006 4:38:58 PM

dude he went from glam gay to wanna be hells angel

omgwhatacoolx 3/21/2006 5:05:22 PM

horrible band. horrible dude. horrible label. horrible hair.

josh213 3/22/2006 9:03:38 PM

hmmm can i say tyipcal old ignorant drunk jerk music? its all just tyipcal radio rock.. DISRURBED! MEtALLICA! STAIC-X!.... do somthing origanal ya fck homo's... wait if i hurt your feelings.. good maybe ull stop watchin mtv/fuse/vh1

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