ZAKK WYLDE: 'The Reason I Drink Is Because I Enjoy Copping A Beer Buzz'

September 30, 2010

Kevin Coffey of the Omaha World-Herald recently conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On his previous drinking habits:

"I didn't drink because my dad used to throw me down flights of stairs or my mom and dad didn't hug me enough. The reason I drink is because I enjoy copping a beer buzz. Ozzy used to ask, 'What in the hell happened last night?' Every night was 'Animal House', it really was Delta, you know?"

On quitting drinking:

"How did I quit drinking? I stopped. How do I learn how to play the guitar? I practiced. I'll still go to Hooters, and you drink the real stuff and I'll drink the fake stuff. I really couldn't care less, dude."

On his upcoming guitar instructional book:

"It's like me showing you how to juggle. It looks really complicated, but you just have to watch the one ball and you can do it. I'm putting a DVD in there that shows you how to play my actual solos from Ozzy, PRIDE & GLORY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and everything."

On BLACK LABEL SOCIETY playing many tracks from its recently released album, "Order of the Black":

"Why make a record and only put one song in off the new album? You should almost approach it like this is our first album. We should be able to play everything."

Read the entire interview from Omaha World-Herald.

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