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Monday, January 14, 2013

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Here Is How Zakk Wylde Celebrated His Birthday

Today (January 14), BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Zachary Phillip "Zakk" Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt) is celebrating his 46th birthday! And since Wylde never stops reinventing himself, he celebrated his birthday by opening his NEW merch store (video below).

Here are some facts about Wylde:

- He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey.

- Started playing the guitar at the age of 8 and at the age of 14 he worked at Silverton Music in Silverton, New Jersey. 

- Wylde grew up in Jackson, New Jersey, and went to Jackson Memorial High School, where he graduated in 1985. 

- He would practice playing the guitar as much as 12 hours per day and would often play the guitar almost non-stop between coming home from school and leaving for school the next morning, then sleeping through the school day.

Happy birthday Zakk, and MANY more to come!

Photo credit: Zakk Wylde

Related links:
Black Label Society
Zakk Wylde

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