Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt in January 14, 1967, in Bayonne, NJ) is the founder of Black Label Society, has released a solo record, and replaced Jake E. Lee as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, having been recently discharged from the position. Zakk Wylde also recorded a Guitar Battle specifically for Guitar Hero World Tour. You unlock Wylde by defeating him in a guitar battle and playing his encore song (Stillborn).
He has also contributed with the series with two songs prior to his appearance in World Tour: the Black Label Society song "Fire It Up" appears as one of the leading bonus track in the very first Guitar Hero game (along with Graveyard BBQ's "Cheat on the Church", as the winners of the Be a Guitar Hero contest), and also in the Ozzy Osbourne song "I Don't Wanna Stop" (off his latest album, Black Rain), featured in Guitar Hero: On Tour.
Best known as the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne for over 20 years and as the founder of Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde is one of the premiere guitar gods of the modern age. His blistering guitar playing is characterized by his signature use of pinch harmonics, and his distinctive guitars are instantly recognized from the "bull's-eye" finish.
|Characters of Guitar Hero|
|Guitar Hero: Axel Steel - Clive Winston - Grim Ripper - Izzy Sparks - Johnny Napalm - Judy Nails - Pandora - Xavier Stone
Guitar Hero World Tour: Aaron Steele - Billy Corgan - Hayley Williams - Jimi Hendrix - Johnny Viper - Marcus Fretshredder - Matty Cannz - Nick - Ozzy Osbourne - Riki Lee - Rina - Rockubot - Shirley Crowley - Skeleton - Sting - Ted Nugent - Travis Barker - Zakk Wylde