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Zakk Wylde is an exemplary model of a rock star. He is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and has had experience as an actor.
He halfheartedly began learning to play the guitar at 8 years but only became zealous about it right before he left middle school. He joined the band Stone Henge and later left to join Zyris. Looking to fill a vacant spot in Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk auditioned once and was instantly made the lead guitarist.
Best Known For
He was a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, releasing 8 albums with them but has gained major renown as creator, lead vocalist and guitarist of Black Label Society. He also released an eponymous album with his short-lived band, Pride & Glory in 1994 and 2 solo albums; Book of Shadows I & II (1996 & 2016).
Zakk is straight and as far as the public is concerned, he is a faithful and loving husband to the same woman he had known from his high school days, Barbaranne. They have been married since 1985. He is rumored however, to have had a brief romance with Susie Owens.
He and his sister, Amy are children of (late) Jerome Wielandt and an unnamed mom. He currently fathers 4 kids with his wife; daughters Haley and Sabbath and sons Hendrix and Jesse.
Describing himself as a “soldier for Christ”, Zakk is a devoted Irish Catholic.
Worth To Know
His first job was working at Silverton Music. He was 14 at the time.
His most notable acting roles have come in the films Rock Star (2001) and Bones (2010).
Although Zakk is short for Zachary, his name at birth however, is Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt.