Zakk Wylde Names New Son ‘Sabbath’
July 6, 2012 By 0 Comments
My heart – normally a bitter, blackened pit of sarcasm and video game references – was warmed yesterday, upon hearing a little piece of touching, heavy metal news.
Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society frontman and ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, has decided to name his fourth child ‘Sabbath’ in honour of Birmingham four-piece and pioneers of the heavy metal genre, Black Sabbath.
It can’t be ignored that ”Sabbath Wylde” is about as cool as a name can get without including the words “manly” or “Batman”.
Indeed, while the bearded hulk hardly looks like one for sentimentality, Sabbath will actually be the second of he and his wife Barbaranne’s children to be named after an influential music act, following their son Hendrix - apparently named after some little-known guitarist you may or may not have heard of. Hendrix and Sabbath…talk about having to live up to your parent’s expectations.