Zakk Wylde’s Rock & Roll Roasting
Black Label Society axeman Zakk Wylde, on Thursday night [January 19] became the first ever roastee of a ‘Rock & Roll Roast.’ A few quotes from the night can be read below.
Guitar World held the inaugural event, which took place at The Grove in Anaheim, California. Roast Master,’ Sharon Osbourne, along with metal legends Ozzy Osourne, Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., and roast veterans Jim Norton, Brian Posehn and Jim Florentine all let loose on the renowned guitarist, as well as each other.
The Rock & Roll Roast was presented by Epiphone guitars and made possible by Monster Energy Drink, EMG pickups, Revolver magazine, Marshall amplification, Dunlop, Eagle Rock and Samson. A portion of the proceeds from the event was donated to the MusiCarescharity.
Quotes from the night:
Comedian Brian Posehn to Chris Jericho: “Comedy is hard, isn’t it? Stick to sucking at everything else.”
Comedian Jim Norton to Scott Ian: “You look like Ben Kingsley eating a raccoon.” [referencing the Anthrax guitarist's trademark beard.]
Current Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. to Zakk Wylde (via video): “Zakk, I grew up learning all of your riffs and solos. Then I learned how to play real music.”
Scott Ian on Zakk Wylde: “Zakk’s guitar playing is way less diatonic and way more gin and tonic.”
Zakk Wylde on Sharon Osbourne: “There’s a lot of faces up here, and Sharon’s is probably the newest. I’m kidding, Mom. You don’t look a day over artificial.”
Zakk Wylde on Scott Ian: “Scott’s been playing lots of poker lately, and like Anthrax, they can both barely pull a full house.”
Zakk Wylde on Corey Taylor: “Corey Taylor was in a Tenacious D cover band called Pugnacious. Now he’s in a Nickelback cover band called Stone Sour.”
Brian Posehn to Scott Ian: “So you’re responsible for Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit [thanks to Anthrax's early collaboration with Public Enemy on a remake of 'Bring The Noise']. On behalf of everybody, (screw) you.”