Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide to World Tour Domination

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HarperCollins, Apr 10, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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So you've watched the movies This Is Spinal Tap and Monty Python and the Holy Grail a hundred times each, and now you desire another brilliant opus to tickle your cranial sponge in a similar fashion. Well, look no further, fellow Berzerkers! Golden god Zakk Wylde and his brother-in-Metal Eric Hendrikx are about to take you on a Black Label Crusade of World Tour Domination, sharing never-before-told stories of backstage lunacy and Metal-maniacal anecdotes for the aspiring Berzerker like you.

Why would you need to buy this book about a modern-day Viking who strums his own fiddle for a living? You'd better ask yourself one simple question: Would you rather have us come beat the money out of you, or do you want to give it up the easy and painless way?

As a twenty-five-year veteran of the Ozzy Osbourne band and Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde has managed not only to stay alive against all odds but has also survived numerous attacks on his life by members of his own band, his wife, his children, his manager, and even his dogs. Among deranged tales of onstage indecent exposure and booze-fueled destruction, Wylde continues your Metal awakening with the sacred founding myths—explaining, for instance, how the forging of Metal in Valhalla begot the Black Label Empire—and lays out the battle-tested Rules of the Road.

For the young Metal Loki, Wylde offers exclusive tips on how not to make it in the business, insights about planning your band's tour and outfitting the Black Vatican recording studio, plus more useful advice on how to set up a shooting range on a tour bus and how to survive a mosh pit. Bringing Metal to the Children will make you laugh, weep, vomit—maybe even soil yourself—and if you aspire to new heights of Metal mayhem, get on the bus and get ready for the Metal ride of your life.

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Review: Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berserker's Guide to World Tour Domination

User Review  - Jimmy Locke - Goodreads

Killer Book,Man!His insight about the industry,and intense drive was very inspiring!!! Read full review

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I thought this book was funny as hell. such an amazing musician! ! Read full review

About the author (2012)

In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon who is known and revered the world over. Writing and recording with Osbourne led Wylde to multiplatinum success, inspiring him to create the now-legendary Black Label Society in 1998. For the past ten years, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down, creating worldwide legions of fans known as Berzerkers, who follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever—SDMF for short. The Berzerkers, with Wylde as their leader, have created a Heavy Metal institution true to his vision of uncompromising, unfiltered, and unrestrained rock 'n' roll. Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists. One thing is certain: Wherever Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society travels, brutality is sure to follow.

In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multiplatinum success, inspiring him to create the now-legendary Black Label Society in 1998. Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists.

Writer, photographer, and fellow Berzerker Eric Hendrikx is a notable contributor to more than a dozen books, including Forrest Griffin's New York Times bestsellers Got Fight? and Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down. A lifelong musician, Hendrikx playedguitar in the rock band Snake River Conspiracy. He currently lives in Southern California with his son, Stone.

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