Always my favorite interview, Zakk Wylde is a hoot and a half. Not only is he a living guitar god, he’s the Yogi Berra of metal – his Zakkisms will live in metal history for eternity (there’s something about him saying “manroot smashing” that makes me laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME).

He recently added entrepreneur to his resume with the creation of his brand Wylde Audio, whose guitars, amps, and pedal feature heavily in this Rigged. Also featured is Zakk knocking me on my ass because I told him his pie crust left something to be desired. For such a big tough metal dude, he’s pretty sensitive.

Thanks to Geordy Shallan for the assist on second camera.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.