Friday, April 15, 2011

Zakk Wylde guest appearance on American Idol

Zakk Wylde, legendary guitarist from Black Label Society, former Ozzy axeman, and recipient of the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods "Guitarist of the Year" award made a surprise appearance on American Idol this week. Zakk performed Sammy Hagar's "Heavy Metal" from the film "Heavy Metal" supporting Idol hopeful James Durbin.

According to the article on blabbermouth the appearance was arranged with a little help from Chris Jericho, Professional Wrestler, frontman for Fozzy, and contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

Zakk Wylde was more than happy to oblige, and gave the usually pop-oriented Idol audience a healthy dose of metal. What did he think of James Durbin's take on Sammy Hagar? According to Wylde, James "sang his balls off last night, man."

The Idol judges responded favorably, Steven Tyler seemed thrilled, as expected. Jennifer Lopez discovered her inner metalhead, and Randy Jackson was throwing up the horns- which basically says it all.

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