Report: ZAKK WYLDE To Meet With OZZY OSBOURNE, Will He Save His Job?

July 13, 2009, 8 years ago

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The Metal Den reports:

In what is turning out to be the biggest heavy metal soap opera in recent memory, TMD has now learned that ZAKK WYLDE just might still have a job playing lead guitar for the OZZY OSBOURNE band after all.

According to the bearded one’s wife, Barbaranne Wylde, maybe there still is "No Rest for the Wicked"!

Here’s a post from July 12th, directly off her Twitter page: “Z meeting with Ozzy tomorrow. All’s good... we’re family!”

As previously reported, Classic Rock recently caught up with Ozzy at the SLASH & FRIENDS gig in Norway, where the whispers backstage had guitarist John 5 (ex-MARILYN MANSON, currently with ROB ZOMBIE) lined up as a possible replacement for Zakk Wylde.

“Well, I’m getting a new guitar player as we speak,” said Ozzy, “and everyone has been saying to me for a long time, ‘Get Johnny 5!’ And I tried him at one time and I didn’t really give him a chance. We’ll see, I don’t know. I haven’t fallen out with Zakk, but Zakk’s got his own band, and I felt like my stuff was beginning to sound like BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. I just felt like I wanted a change, y’know?"

In a Twitter update, Wylde responded: "I'm doing Blizzcon with him in August and supposed to finish up the CD in September. This is news to me. I haven't heard anything about this. Until I talk to the boss I don't know. I love Ozzy."

Stay tuned for further updates.

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