ZAKK WYLDE Remembers Former Bandmate RANDY CASTILLO - "My Thing Of Randy Would Be Is The Way He Lived His Life"; Audio
March 11, 2022, a year ago
To promote the recently released Black Label Society album, Doom Crew Inc., guitarist Zakk Wylde was interviewed by the Australian Rock Show podcast. Besides discussing the new album, Wylde was also asked about his memories of his former bandmate - drummer Randy Castillo, who passed away 20 years ago this month, on March 26, 2002.
Recalled Wylde: "I guess you would have to say - the legacy - my thing of Randy would be is the way he lived his life, I mean every night was Friday night. There was no room to be depressed, no room to be down, no room to be bummed out when we could be happy and have an amazing life. So y’know, whenever I think of Randy I think he was just like ‘every night was Friday night' - And it was just like ‘no we’re gonna have a good time man' – which is an awesome way to live life, for sure. It really is the truth man."
Black Label Society will launch a US tour on April 30 in San Diego, California. The trek will include special guests Nita Strauss, Black Stone Cherry and Jared James Nichols.
April (with Nita Strauss, Jared James Nichols)
30 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
May (with Nita Strauss, Jared James Nichols)
1 - Reno, NV - Virginia Street Social Outdoors
3 - Casper, WY - Gaslight Social Outdoors
5 - Belvidere, IL - Apollo Theater
6 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Kewadin Casino
7 - Bowler, WI - North Star Mohican Gaming & Resort
9 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
10 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
11 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
13 - Fayetteville, AR - JJ’s Live
14 - Tyler, TX - Country River Club
15 - New Orleans, LA - Fillmore
17 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
May (with Jared James Nichols)
18 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
19 - Daytona Beach, FL - Welcome to Rockville
May (with Black Stone Cherry, Jared James Nichols)
20 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
21 - Inwood, WV - Shiley Acres
Black Label Society's eleventh studio album, Doom Crew Inc., is out now via MNRK Heavy
The 12-track album is both a tribute to the band’s “first to bleed, last to leave'' road crew, and a salute to the legion whose support, stretching back to 1998, rivals that of the KISS Army. The stomping, heavy, bluesy, recklessly unhinged hard-rock-metal quartet are part invading horde, and part traveling carnival - summoning caffeine-fueled cacophony on records and the stage.
The songs are odes to celebration and mourning, the soundtracks to jubilant evenings and bewildering days recorded in Zakk’s home studio, the Black Vatican. On this album, Zakk trades solos and twin-guitar parts with Dario Lorina, backed by the rumble of longtime bassist, John “J.D.” DeServio, and powerhouse drummer, Jeff Fabb.
Doom Crew Inc. tracklisting:
"Set You Free"
"Destroy & Conquer"
"You Made Me Want To Live"
"Forever And A Day"
"End Of Days"
"Love Reign Down"
"Gospel Of Lies"
"Gather All My Sins"
"End Of Days" video:
"Set You Free" video: