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January 13, 2004

HOLLYWOOD (January 13, 2004) – The votes are in and have been tallied up. Zakk Wylde sweeps two categories in Guitar World Magazine 2004 Readers Poll. For two years straight, Zakk Wylde has been recognized as the MVP of the year by the fans. This is the highest honor on the annual poll. “It’s definitely an honor to be chosen as Guitar Worlds MVP for the second year in a row,” states Wylde.

Zakk Wylde has played a significant role for Ozzy Osbourne as one of his legend lead guitarist. Zakk joined Ozzy at the early age of 19, handpicked for his wicked-ass riffs and bone-crunching six-stringed mastery, now he has come “into his own”. “When I first started playing guitar the guys that won awards like this were the players that I idolized,” explains Wylde. “Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Al Di Meola, Albert Lee, John McLaughlin and Frank Marino are all my heroes to name a few.”

Zakk’s band, Black Label Society broke nationally at #50 on Billboards prestigious Top 200 charts with their latest album “The Blessed Hellride” on Spitfire Records, while the DVD — Boozed, Broozed and Broken Boned entered Billboards Top Music Video charts at # 3. The first single “Stillborn” was named “One Of The Top 10 Tracks of 2003 at Rock radio”.

“For every 14 year old kid out there, who’s practicing their ass-off, strive to be great. You want your name to be among the players I named. Stay strong and bleed guitar.”

Nancy B. Sayle courtesy of VQPR