Zakk Wylde Slams Metallica and Aerosmith

(Rock Radio) Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne fame has slammed what he sees as fakes in the rock industry, including Aerosmith, Metallica and "professional" songwriters. In an interview with Gibson.com the guitarist explains he believes in honesty and strength, and if you don't have those you have "no business making records".

He says: "I laugh when I go into a music store and there's a title called How To Write Songs. You can't teach someone how to write a song.Angus Young didn't need books to learn to write Hells Bells. The musicians I grew up on and loved - like Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix - it's their names on their songs. That's the beauty of buying a record by a real artist.

"Appetite for Destruction was written by Guns n' Roses, not some weak-asses like those lame songwriters on Aerosmith. Aerosmith wrote great songs like Dream On and Back in the Saddle when they were on booze and drugs. Next thing you know, they get sober and bring songwriters in, and then it's the most watered-down s***. If you can't write songs you're as phoney as Britney Spears. You don't have any business making records." - Find out what he had to say about Metallica's weak-willed bullsh...

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