Zakk Wylde Became More Reflective By Playing Piano

(Classic Rock) Zakk Wylde says that playing piano on his upcoming album Book Of Shadows II inspired him to become more reflective when writing music. The record will launch on April 8, marking 20 years since the first Book Of Shadows was issued. The former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist previously hinted that the second volume would be more laid-back than its predecessor.

Wylde tells Billboard: "Depending on what instrument you're playing, it's going to inspire you to write that. You sit behind a piano, you're going to write more reflective-type stuff, whether it's Elton John, Neil Young-type stuff or Eagles, because that's what the instrument kind of dictates.

"You pick up a distorted guitar, you're gonna start writing riffs. I'll come up with song ideas and then I'll just catalog 'em. The lyrics are always last because you gotta find subject matter you wanna talk about." Read more here.

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