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Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde and his wife, Barbaranne, welcomed on their fourth child, a son named Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde, on Wednesday, July 4th. Sabbath joins older siblings Hayley Rae, Hendrix and Jesse. Check out the beautiful baby photos below.
"VALHALLA JAVA ALMIGHTY BLACK LABEL!!! SABBATH PAGE WIELANDT WYLDE Has Come to Join The Mother Chapter!!!!" Wylde tweeted at the time. The infant, who is named after Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page and Wylde's father Jerome Wielandt, a World War II veteran. Hendrix's godfather is former L.A. Dodger/New York Met/metal fan Mike Piazza, while Jesse's is Zakk's former boss Ozzy Osbourne. We're waiting to see who will end up as little Sabb's godfather.
Zakk will have to break away from baby Sabbath to take part in the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp this October 10-14 in Las Vegas. The camp continues to become a bigger attraction every year, not just for the fans and those willing to shell out for the experience, but for those in the industry willing to serve as instructors.
The annual event, now in its 15th year, will take place at the MGM Grand with KISS’ Gene Simmons, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Sebastian Bach and Zakk as guest star performers. Rock star counselors include Lita Ford, Rudy Sarzo, Kip Winger, Phil Soussan, Kip Winger, Richie Kotzen, Kane Roberts, John Moyer and more. Get all the info here: www.rockcamp.com
Although stating that Pantera should leave the 14 years they had together untouched by a partial reunion, drummer Vinnie Paul recently said that if the band were to come together once again, Zakk Wylde would be the only man who can fill the spot of "Dimebag" Darrell. "I mean, [Zakk] and my brother were so tight. If [a Pantera reunion] ever were to happen, [Zakk] would be the guy [to step in for Dimebag]."
Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo responded to Vinnie Paul’s comments. "That is an interesting question, if anything like that would ever possibly happen. Vince and I would have to sit in the same room, hash out whatever differences that we have, and as far as Zakk Wylde goes, I am not too sold on that ’cause we have to hash some crap out too. That day has not come yet, and until that day comes, I can comment further on that, but till then it is just talk. It would be rough not to see Dimebag on stage to my left, I would feel naked."
Don't hold your breath on that Pantera/Zakk union happening, as Phil and his band Down have just announced an upcoming tour.
Zakk is also launching the BLS male lingerie line, believe it or not, with a report below. Look out for the release of 'Unblackened,' an acoustic-based DVD which is also set to drop later this year.
Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ Deluxe Edition CD/DVD now available for pre-order, Philip Anselmo to launch Housecore Horror Film Festival in October 2013
February 25, 2012 marked the 20-year anniversary for Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, a landmark album widely acknowledged as one of metal's most enduring and influential masterworks. Recorded by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul, the album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features several of the group's most iconic songs including "Walk," "Mouth For War," "This Love," and "Fucking Hostile."
To celebrate, Rhino channels the album's relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a two-disc Deluxe Edition. The collection features the debut of "Piss," an incendiary blast of vintage Pantera from the original recording sessions. It remained lost until Vinnie Paul rediscovered the track while going through the band's vault.
Along with the unreleased song, Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition) also features unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992. The set list draws almost exclusively from Vulgar ("This Love," "Rise" "Mouth For War"), but also includes the title track from their previous album, Cowboys From Hell, and a melding of Vulgar s "Hollow" and Cowboys "Domination," which was a live staple of the band.
1. Mouth For War (LP Version)
2. A New Level (LP Version)
3. Walk (LP Version)
4. Fucking Hostile (LP Version)
5. This Love (LP Version)
6. Rise (LP Version)
7. No Good (Attack The Radical) (LP Version)
8. Live In A Hole (LP Version)
9. Regular People (Conceit) (LP Version)
10. By Demons Be Driven (LP Version)
1. Mouth For War (Live In Italy)
2. Domination/Hollow (Live In Italy)
3. Rise (Live In Italy)
4. This Love (Live In Italy)
5. Cowboys From Hell (Live In Italy)
6. Mouth For War (Video)
7. This Love (Video)
8. This Love (Video)
9. Walk (Video)
10. Walk (Video)
Pre-order the album now at www.amazon.com
Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo, a renowned horror hound who absolutely loves that film genre, will launch his first-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas. However, the festival, named after the singer’s label, is scheduled for October 2013.
A surefire way to take the sting off the news that you’ll have to wait 18 months to enjoy Anselmo’s horror offerings, is to tell yourself that Anselmo and his team will be putting together all their efforts to make it the best, most terrifying and most blood-chilling horror film festival in existence. That, metalheads, takes time.
The Austin Chronicle revealed that Anselmo and BloodyDisgusting.com true crime writer Corey Mitchell are working together on the event. Mitchell, who has partnered up with Anselmo to write the Pantera/Down singer’s autobiography, was quick to point out that the Housecore festival is not planned as a rival or a foil to the Fantastic Fest.
Anselmo is an avowed horror fan, having co-founded the House of Shock Halloween attraction in his beloved New Orleans. He is no longer affiliated with the House, even though he once worked a a part-time actor — scaring the crap out of people.
Pantera want to tap your best moshing and headbanging skills, ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’ (Deluxe edition) details
Pantera are looking to tap your best moshing and headbanging skills for their new video. Here's a Facebook post from the band:
We are looking for footage of our fans rockin out & moshing to their favorite Pantera song... as hard as they can! The fans that shred the hardest will get their mugs featured in the upcoming NEW PANTERA video for PISS, which is their final UNRELEASED song. Headbang with your friends, climb the walls of your bedroom, skate around the parking lot where you hang out…however you listen to metal, do it for your iPhone, Android, Flipcam, Bloggie, etc and send it to us! Here is what you have to do: Submit a video file of you moshing and raging to your favorite Pantera song. It should just be 1-2 min of your absolute favorite song right in front of the camera. Please make sure to state your name and age at the beginning of the video so we can match it with your e-mail. Please visit the following URL to upload your video: http://
This year marks the 20-year anniversary for Pantera's 'Vulgar Display Of Power,' one of metal's most enduring and influential albums. Singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott recorded the album that has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features several of the group's most iconic songs including 'Walk,' 'Mouth For War,' 'This Love' and 'Fucking Hostile.'
Rhino channels the album's relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a two-disc Deluxe Edition. The CD includes the original album remastered and 'Piss,' a recently discovered unreleased track from the recording sessions. The DVD contains an unreleased live performance filmed in Italy in September of 1992 plus the three official music videos from the album.
Due out May 15 from Rhino, 'Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition)' also features unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992. The set list draws almost exclusively from "Vulgar" ("This Love", "Rise", "Mouth For War"), but also includes the title track from their previous album, "Cowboys From Hell", and a melding of "Vulgar"'s "Hollow" and "Cowboys"' "Domination", which was a live staple of the band. Video of Pantera performing live during this era is extremely rare, making the DVD one of the few ways to see them in their prime.
'Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition)' track listing:
1. "Mouth For War"
2. "A New Level"
4. "Fucking Hostile"
5. "This Love"
7. "No Good (Attack The Radical)"
8. "Live In A Hole"
9. "Regular People (Conceit)"
10. "By Demons Be Driven"
12. "Piss" - Previously Unreleased
1. "Mouth For War" - Live In Italy
2. "Domination/Hollow" - Live In Italy
3. "Rise" - Live In Italy
4. "This Love" - Live In Italy
5. "Cowboys From Hell" - Live In Italy
6. "Mouth For War" - Video
7. "This Love" - Video
8. "Walk" - Video
In his quest to become a literary giant, guitarist and jokester Zakk Wylde (ex- Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) has written the definitive handbook to all things Heavy Metal. 'Bringing Metal To The Children,' on sale April 10th through William Morrow, will attempt to do just that.
In 'Bringing Metal To The Children,' Zakk Wylde, the man who turned heavy metal touring into a journey of fantastical excess, shares what really goes on behind tour bus windows and backstage doors. The twenty-five year music veteran of the Ozzy Osbourne band and Black Label Society details his survival techniques for maintaining a life on the road, managing a band of raging vikings, and somehow making it on stage and blowing the crowd away night after night.
Beginning with Wylde’s “true rocker test” (TRT), the reader answers and self-scores ten questions to determine if he is a true rocker and should continue reading, or if he’s just a complete tool who needs to hand the book to someone more metal. Wylde continues the journey with his epic stories about life on the road, using his Black Label Society (BLS) coaching techniques to instruct the reader on proper touring hygiene, pre-concert preparations, and post-show etiquette. The road stories include wild nights with many of heavy metal’s gods including; Rob Zombie, Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, Alice In Chain’s Mike Inez, Skid Row’s Snake Sabo, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, professional wrestlers Chris Jericho, Bubba Dudley and Stone Cold Steve Austin, UFC Former Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin and of course the Godfather of heavy metal, Ozzy Osbourne.
'Bringing Metal To The Children' also features Wylde’s roadmap for success in the music business, tour planning and exclusive tips for the aspiring “metal musician,” as well as the best methods for surviving a mosh pit and plans for how to set up a shooting range on the tour bus. Read an excerpt of the book here.
Dimebash 2011, this year’s tribute to the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott took place on Wedneday night (Dec. 14) at the Key Club in Hollywood and brought out a who's who of iconic rockers to celebrate and commemorate. Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, former Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan, Tom Morello, Ritchie Kotzen, Glenn Hughes, Robin McCauley, Oni Logan, David Draiman of Disturbed, Dug Pinnick of King's X, John 5, Warren DeMartini, Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies and many more all showed to play and pay their respects to not only Dimebag, but Ronnie James Dio.
The concert benefitted the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund' charity started by Dio’s wife Wendy.
“This is amazing,” System of a Down’s Serj Tankian enthused. “I’ve never seen so many rockers in one place.” The event was hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson of 'That Metal Show.'
Get more info, contribute and find out other upcoming events on the charity here: www.diocancerfund.com
Here's an Artisan News report asking the question- Where is Vinnie Paul and Phil Anselmo?
Here's another documenting what went down at the tribute show:
Here's some fan-filmed footage of the show: