Zakk Wylde Pulls Double Duty With Zakk Sabbath at OZZFEST CHECK OUT PHOTOS AND FOUND VIDEO OF ZAKK SABBATH'S PERFORMANCE!
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Generally speaking, in my humble opinion, cover bands are only good for two things: weddings and county fairs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, I’ll make an exception for Zakk Sabbath.
If you didn’t already know, Zakk Sabbath is a Black Sabbath cover band led by Black Label Society vocalist and virtuoso electric guitarist Zakk Wylde. Let’s not forget that former Osbourne and Rob Zombie bassist Rob ‘Blasko’ Nicholson, and former Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo play in the group as well. That’s one hell of a cover band.
Zakk is Ozzy’s concert guitarist, so having Zakk Sabbath perform at OZZFEST would seem to be an appropriate no-brainer. But at the end of the day, if you’re at a metal festival and Zakk is playing, you’d come to see him shred, whether performing as Zakk Sabbath or his other band Black Label Society. Hell … I’d even let Zakk just perform a 25 minute guitar solo for a set because the dude just shreds.
The band performed a setlist of songs that I anticipated wouldn’t overlap with Ozzy’s performance later in the evening, so I kind of guessed that Ozzy would be performing “War Pigs” later in the day because Zakk didn’t perform it during his set (which was a correct prediction). The trio rocked hard and heavy, even extending their allotted set time, to bang out the deep cuts, extended solos and all …”