Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt, better known as Zakk Wylde, is best known as one of the guitar players for Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society. He has also played guitar with Fozzy, Dope, James Durbin, and Mudvayne. His performance style and stage presence are heavily influenced by Randy Rhodes, whom he replaced in Ozzy Osbourne’s band after Rhodes’ death.
Zakk is known for his signature “bulls-eye” design found on the guitars he plays, which are custom Gibson Les Pauls. Zakk chose his design to distinguish himself from Randy Rhodes, who also played Les Pauls. It was meant to look more like the design found from the movie “Vertigo”, but when the design came back incorrect, he still enjoyed the end result. Zakk also plays a Karl Sandoval V on stage.
- Members of:Black Label Society, Pride and Glory, Britny Fox, Steel Dragon, Ozzy Osbourne
- Instruments:Guitar, vocals, keyboards, harmonica, bass
- Birth name:Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt
- Born:(1967-01-14) January 14, 1967 (age 51) Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
- Years active:1987–present
1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, present
- Labels:Geffen, Spitfire, Inside Out, Artemis, Roadrunner, Epic, Sony
- Associated acts:Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Pride & Glory, Steel Dragon, Britny Fox, Black Sabbath