In addition to being one of rock's greatest guitar masters, Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde is also one of its most skilled and colorful raconteurs. Asked to explain the title of the band's ninth studio album, the powerfully rifftastic Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, and he's out of the gate like a champ.
"My studio is called the Black Vatican," he says. "I painted it black like that Anton LeVay guy with the black house. My wife, Barbaranne, she said, 'Painting the place black. What are you, 12 years old?' And I said, 'No. I take offense to that – I'm 13. And I'm in Black Label Society, not Brown Label Society. You're just lucky you're not married to Jimi Hendrix; otherwise, that thing would be painted purple!'"Read more about