Zakk Wylde recently spoke in am interview with Carter Lee, Zakk Wylde discussing the features and skills he sees as crucial for making it as an artist – or a wrestler – saying:[metalwani_content_ad]
“If you don’t have the charisma and the gift of gab… I mean, people say, ‘Man, I wonder why this guy never got a push?’ And, ‘This guy was awesome, and he never got a title shot.’
“All these guys would say, ‘Yeah, [Hulk] Hogan was terrible, and the Ultimate Warrior was terrible. None of them could wrestle.’ I go, ‘Yeah, but it doesn’t matter.’
“It doesn’t matter. I mean, you can have all these guys that are like, ‘Oh man, they run circles around Jimmy Page,’ and, ‘Jimmy’s sloppy,’ and, ‘This guy’s such a better player.’ But it doesn’t matter.
“What songs does he have? What else is he bringing to the table? You have to be the total package of what you bring to the table and have that charisma. ‘This guy can sing higher notes than Ozzy, and he has a range like Pavarotti.’ Yeah, but he’s not Ozzy though, is he?”
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“Yeah! Ozzy as a frontman and as a whole package, and I don’t care what anybody says, Ozzy can sing. So, you got that too. I mean, Ozzy’s everything.
“Or Mick Jagger. You can say, ‘Oh well, Mick can’t sing like this.’ It doesn’t matter. Mick would be the first one to say, ‘I can’t bench press that much. I’m not as big as that guy, but I’m Bruce Lee ripped.’ You know what I mean, as far as if he was a bodybuilder.”