Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Zakk Wylde Recalls The Time He Worked With Axl Rose From Guns N’ Roses

Black Label Society frontman and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde remembered the time when he played with Axl Rose during a recent interview with Kerrang.

As you might recall, Zakk Wylde auditioned as the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne in 1987, and shortly after, he was replaced by Joe Holmes following the gig he had with Guns N’ Roses.

In the conversation, Zakk remembered the day when he had jammed with Guns N’ Roses members and said that Slash mentioned they can call him shortly after their guitarist Gilby Clarke left the band.

Later on, Axl Rose invited Zakk for the rehearsal and according to Zakk, they had lots of fun during this time. However, there was nothing happened in these jams besides the demos at Duff McKagan’s house.

Interviewer asked:

“In 1995, you spent a week jamming with Guns N’ Roses. What was it like playing with Axl Rose?”

Zakk Wylde replied:

“I’d known Slash and Axl when  ‘Appetite’ started exploding – because that’s when I went out to L.A. to work with Ozzy. I kept running into them at The Rainbow. Gilby Clarke had just left, so Slash suggested they give me a call.

I was working on ‘Ozzmosis’ at the time. Axl asked me to come down for a jam, and we had a lot of laughs. Nothing was really happening other than demos at Duff McKagan’s house.”

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