ROCK LEGEND ZAKK WYLDE TO BE HONORED AT GUITAR WORLD’S FIRST EVER ROCK & ROLL ROAST

By on December 6, 2011

ROCK LEGEND ZAKK WYLDE TO BE HONORED AT
GUITAR WORLD’S FIRST EVER ROCK & ROLL ROAST;
EXCLUSIVE EVENT FEATURES SHARON OSBOURNE AS ROASTMASTER AND ALL-STAR PANEL OF METAL-LOVING LUMINARIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF MUSICARES.
PRESENTED BY EPIPHONE GUITARS.
(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 Norton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOGUKUQvpw0.
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 www.rockandrollroast.com 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 World 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. Guitarworld.com 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 www.GuitarWorld.com.
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 www.epiphone.com. Follow Epiphone on Twitter at www.twitter.com/epiphone or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/officialepiphone.
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 visit www.musicares.org.
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, please visit www.blacklabelsociety.com or www.zakkwylde.com.
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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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