Zakk Wylde picks the 10 songs that have defined his career

Zakk Wylde was barely out of his teens when he became Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, going on to help pen some of the singer’s best loved songs. 35 years later and Wylde is hailed as one of metal’s most iconic guitar players, his work with Ozzy and the likes of Pride & Glory and Black Label Society helping to inspire generations of musicians to pick up the instrument.

“I’m just doing what the guys before me did,” he says with a smile. “Chuck Berry came out and inspired Jimi Hendrix, then Hendrix inspired people like Eddie Van Halen. The guys that came before lift you up on their shoulders so you can take playing to another level – that’s how this all works.”

That in mind, we asked Zakk to pick out the ten songs that best tell his story…

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1. Ozzy Osbourne – Miracle Man (No Rest For The Wicked, 1988)