Zakk Wylde To Be Honored…

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(New York, NY) – Get
ready for a raucous night of comedy, charity and chaos!  Guitar World is proud
to announce the magazine’s first-ever Rock & Roll Roast with inaugural
honoree Zakk Wylde. Presented by Epiphone Guitars and sponsored by
Monster Energy Drink, EMG Pickups, Revolver Magazine, Marshall Amplification,
Dunlop, Eagle Rock and Samson, the exclusive event will take place at The Grove
in Anaheim, California on Thursday, January 19th, 2012; a portion of
all proceeds will go to the MusiCares charity. Zakk Wylde was recently named one
of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver Magazine.

Roastmaster Sharon
Osbourne and other metal-loving luminaries such as Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Jericho,
Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, as well
as comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Brian Posehn, Jim Florentine and more
will all take aim at the Black Label Society frontman and guitar icon, best
known for his incredible axe chops, his golden locks and his signature Bullseye
guitar line. Fresh from her recent stint on the Judas Priest tour, Lady
Starlight (Lady Gaga’s resident DJ) will also be on hand to serve as the
evening’s official DJ.

Roastee Wylde
commented, “How can they roast me? I’m a good Catholic boy…” Roastmaster
Sharon Osbourne explained, “”Zakk has always called me his Mom, but I think my
boy needs a good kicking.” Editorial Director of Guitar World, Brad Tolinski
added, “We’re excited to kick-off this new annual event, and who better than
Zakk Wylde, to be our first… victim.”  Click here to witness the Rock &
Roll Roast’s first viral video trailer, featuring both Zakk Wylde and Jim

This show will kick
off on the opening night of the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. This live charity
event is not open to the public, but, if you want to attend and learn more about
being a sponsor for this once-in-a-lifetime event and be part of a great charity
and cause, please visit for more information
and sponsorship opportunities.

About Guitar World

Since debuting in the
summer of 1980, Guitar World has consistently reigned as the world’s
leading guitar magazine. Professionals and beginners alike turn to Guitar
for top coverage of their favorite artists, from rock titans like Led
Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett to contemporary stars like
the White Stripes’ Jack White and Tool’s Adam Jones. The magazine is also now
available as complete digital issues on tablets like the iPad, Kindle Fire and
Nook Color. is the home of all the latest guitar news, lessons,
tablature, behind the scenes photos and videos. Guitar World‘s “Lick of
the Day” is one of the top downloaded apps on the iTunes store and has been
voted ‘App of the Week. Find out more at

About Epiphone

Epiphone fretted
instruments, amplifiers, strings and accessories are known worldwide for
offering the best combination of quality, performance and value. One of Gibson’s
most formidable competitors through the first half of the 20th
century, Epiphone was acquired by Gibson Guitar in 1957. Headquartered in
Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more
information on Epiphone, go to Follow Epiphone on
Twitter at or on Facebook at

About MusiCares:

Established in 1989 by
The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance
for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a
wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is
treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources
and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact
the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please

About Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society

In the two decades
since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station,
Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world
over.  Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, graced countless
magazine covers and is a major influence to a new battalion of rock guitarists.
Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, inspiring him
to create the now iconic Black Label Society in 1998.  In the decade plus since,
BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down by inspiring
legions of fans (known as Berserkers) all over the world to follow the mantra:
Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever (SDMF for short).  Wylde and his
Berserkers have established a heavy metal institution true to the vision of
uncompromising, unfiltered and unrestrained rock ‘n’ roll.  To date, Black Label
Society has sold millions of albums worldwide and continues to be a massive
presence on the worldwide touring and merchandising circuits.  Black Label
Society’s ORDER OF THE BLACK (eOne Music), was released in August, 2010 and
debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.  For more information,
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