Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde will get the honor of becoming the inaugural honoree at the first ever Rock and Roll Roast. Jeffrey Ross may not be there, but doing the roasting will be Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Slipknot/Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor, Chris Jericho, Jim Florentine, Brian Posehn, wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin and Jim Norton.
The Guitar World Rock and Roll Roast is presented by Epiphone guitars and sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, EMG pickups, Revolver magazine, Marshall amplification, Dunlop, Eagle Rock and Samson. It will take place at The Grove in Anaheim, California on the opening night of the NAMM show in Anaheim (Thursday, January 19, 2012). A portion of all proceeds will go to the MusiCares charity.
Wylde asked, “How can they roast me? I’m a good Catholic boy…” Roastmaster Sharon Osbourne commented, “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 for more info: www.rockandrollroast.com