Ozzy Osbourne has announced a handful of summer shows featuring his former right hand man guitarist Zakk Wylde.
In a report from Rolling Stone magazine, the two will get together for at least four shows this summer, which marks the 30 year anniversary of the long-time friends first collaborating together on Ozzy’s No Rest For The Wicked album. Wylde replaced Jake E. Lee in 1987 & contributed to Ozzy’s solo albums up through Black Rain. At the time of their separation Ozzy had said he felt like the songs were sounding more like Wylde’s band Black Label Society & it was time to change things up.
Ozzy & Wylde did not have any falling out as Zakk has performed a few shows here & there with Ozzy.
Ozzy, along with Wylde, will be joined by long time bassist Blasko, keyboardist Adam Wakeman, & drummer Tommy Clufetos, who was touring with Black Sabbath filling in for the estranged original drummer Bill Ward.
Also Ozzy insists that a new solo album is in the works with a 2018 release date, but no word whether or not Wylde will contribute to that album or if guitarist Gus G. is still working with Ozzy or not.