Posts Tagged ‘Rams Head Live’

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

LIVE PHOTOS: Zakk Wylde, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, Jared James Nichols
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Review by Greg Maki
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Even as he built Black Label Society into the metal monster it is today, Zakk Wylde cultivated another side as a musician, mixing the occasional acoustic number or piano ballad among the Sabbath-esque riffs and face-melting guitar solos. He’s emphasized it more of late, first with the BLS Unblackened album and tour, and this year with his second solo release, 20 years after the first record bearing his name, appropriately titled Book of Shadows II.

On both Book of Shadows albums, Wylde leans into his love of Southern rock, with mellow, melancholy tunes that highlight him as a songwriter in addition to being one of the few remaining bona fide guitar gods. Yet lIke the Unblackened run last year, the tour supporting Book of Shadows II is anything but “unplugged.” (more…)

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Cattle Decapitation, Beyond Creation
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With all the drama surrounding the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and its lack of true headlining bands and low attendance, the timing of the 2015 Summer Slaughter Tour couldn’t have been any better.

But wait, there’s no one here either … (more…)

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Slash live in Baltimore

Slash live in Baltimore

I’m about to make my annual trek up to Columbus, Ohio, for Rock on the Range, but first, a quick word about a great show put on last night at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. (more…)

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Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

LIVE PHOTOS: Black Label Society, Wino
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Review by Greg Maki
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Let’s get one thing straight: “Unblackened” does not equal “unplugged.”

Many people, including fans, are under the impression that Black Label Society’s “Unblackened” tour is an acoustic affair, despite the presence of a 2013 live album of the same name that offers definitive proof otherwise. (Of course, the Wikipedia entry on the release begins, “Unblackened is a live acoustic album,” so there’s plenty of misinformation out there.) (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Guitar god Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society brought their highly anticipated “Unblackened” (not “unplugged”–there’s a big difference, trust me) tour last night to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, and were on fire throughout a nearly two-hour set. Zakk’s playing has never been better, and a set list that included songs from Pride and Glory and Book of Shadows, along with BLS tunes, was a real treat. We will have a full review and photo gallery online soon, but for now, check out a couple preview images.

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