Corey Rotic's photos from the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood where Slash received his star on the Walk of Fam on 7/10/2012.
Guitar legend and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY front man Zakk Wylde, — has written a handbook to all things heavy metal that will finally be released today called "Bringing Metal To The Children”, in which Wylde invites all who dare onto the tour bus for tales of glory, debauchery, and general mayhem.
In the book he details his survival techniques for maintaining a life on the road, managing a band of raging vikings, and somehow making it on stage and blowing the crowd away night after night.
The book begins with Wylde's "true rocker test" (TRT), where the reader answers ten questions to determine if he or she is a true rocker and should continue reading, or just a complete tool who needs to hand the book to someone more metal. Wylde continues the journey with his epic stories about life on the road, using his coaching techniques to instruct the reader on proper touring hygiene, pre-concert preparations, and post-show etiquette. The road stories include wild nights with metal's gods including Rob Zombie, Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, ALICE IN CHAINS' Mike Inez, SKID ROW's Snake Sabo, METALLICA's Lars Ulrich, pro wrestlers, UFC champs and, of course, the Godfather of metal, Ozzy Osbourne.
"Bringing Metal To The Children" also features Wylde's roadmap for success in the music business, tour planning and exclusive tips for the aspiring "metal musician," as well as the best methods for surviving a mosh pit and plans for how to set up a shooting range on the tour bus.