Zakk Looks Back At Auditioning For Guns N' Roses

(TeamRock Radio) Zakk Wylde looks back in a new "Behind The Scenes" clip for VH1 Classic's That Metal Show on how his 1995 audition with Guns N' Roses led to the formation of his band Black Label Society.

The guitarist was lined up to join Axl Rose and co when they were considering a double-lead approach. They decided against it, and he went on to found BLS three years later, between stints with Ozzy Osbourne.

Wylde tells That Metal Show via Blabbermouth,"We just had some ideas laying around and stuff like that, but nothing amounted to where Axl [Rose] sang on stuff and had lyrics written and everything like that.

"We just had riffs lying around and stuff like that, butů It was great hanging out. 'Cause all the guys were there, you know what I mean?! It was Slash, Axl, Duff [McKagan, bass], Dizzy [Reed, keyboards], Matt [Sorum, drums]; it was all the guys. We were all jamming and stuff like that. It was a good time.

"It was at that point nothing was going on and I wasn't jamming with The Boss [Ozzy Osbourne]. Then I just had a batch of riffs and ideas laying around. I just said, 'I'll do it myself.' And that's when Black Label Society was born. And that's why I'm still living in a van down by the river. So I figured, maybe I wanna do this myself." Watch the behind the scenes clip here.

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