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February 3, 2004

Zakk Wylde Chosen To Mark One Of The Most Important Events In GuitarPlayer Magazine’s 37-Year History

Guitar Player Mgazine Re-Engineers Image With A Bold New Look

HOLLYWOOD (February 3, 2004) — Zakk Wylde graces the cover of GuitarPlayer Magazine’s March 2004 issue.

This cover is not only a landmark issue for Guitar Player Magazine,but also a landmark for Zakk Wylde, both personally andprofessionally. “I have always wanted to be on the cover of GuitarPlayer Magazine since I was a kid,” explains Wylde. “Back in the day,they were the only guitar magazine. I saw all my heroes on the coverand I still own those magazines to this day. Guitar Player Magazinealways has the real-deal serious players on the cover. It is an honorfor me to be considered a player of the same caliber as my heroes.”

The first cover, featuring Zakk Wylde, was designed by award-winningPentagram Design. Guitar Player Magazine now touts a bold new look andappeal. “We needed to have the perfect cover for this transition. Zakkwas the obvious choice for us,” states Michael Molenda, Editor andChief of Guitar Player Magazine. “Zakk appeals to everyone. The youthlove him for his style of music he plays and our core readers respecthim for being the unbelievable technician that he is. He marries bothsides perfectly.”

This commemorative issue is available on newsstands February 3, 2004.

Nancy B. Sayle courtesy of VQPR