Coming to a Book Store Near You

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up and you say to yourself, “hot damn, I really could go for some Zakk Wylde literature right about now”? Neither have I. But regardless this void is soon to be filled for all of us come April 9th when the Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist’s first book Bringing Metal to the Children will be hitting bookshelves everywhere. Set to follow the release of his book is a brief east coast acoustic tour from late April to May, but there will be details on that later.

In the meantime. The book.

Bringing Metal to the Children

Zakk Wylde Bringing Metal to the Children

Zakk Wylde Bringing Metal to the Children

Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berserker’s Guide to World Tour Domination is a book that is probably not as geared towards children as the name would imply. Rather it’s a detailed look into what touring with metal heads is like as the book fearlessly goes into Tucker Max mode and indulges in gruesome tales of delirium induced by copious proportions of alcohol.

But before you get too far into the book you’re forced to test your metal medal with a “True Rocker Test” that pits you against a 10 question test that ultimately determines your worthiness or predicted tolerance for the extremity of the hilarity to ensue. Aside from just talking about how much beer it takes to induce vomiting Wylde and co-author Eric Hendrikx discuss the many aspects of life as a touring musician from the formality and trade secrets of the business to etiquette, to concert preparation, to surviving a tour without killing your bandmates with your body odor.

Bringing Metal to the Children will be in paperback will offer stories of Wylde’s experiences on the road with an array of rockers and metal heads alike including Rob Zombie, Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, Lars Ulrich, and a handful of professional wrestlers. It’s as much a biography for entertainment purposes as it is a tome of insight from a seasoned veteran who can offer his mentoring to budding musicians looking to get into the industry.

The Video Promo

Zakk Wylde and company did take the time to put together a quick video/how to guide to maximize the reading experience.

The Upcoming Tour

As mentioned above Zakk Wylde is going on a short tour a couple of weeks after his book goes on sale. It’s slated to be a short and simple acoustic tour to wet peoples’ pallet while working on his next big thing.

For your benefit here are the scheduled tour dates:

April, 21 – San Francisco, CA Independent
April, 22 – Chico, CA El Rey Theater
April, 24 – Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
April, 25 – Reno, NV El Dorado
April, 26 – Modesto, CA Fat Cat
April, 27 – Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel
April, 28 – Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
April, 30 – San Diego, CA Belly Up
May, 1 – San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House

Kyle Smitchens (448 Articles)

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.