August 13, 2022

Two for the Highway is a sequence by which two artists touring collectively chat about taking part in exhibits, life backstage, and extra. The newest installment of the sequence options Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

Anthrax and Black Label Society are set to kick off a joint North American tour, with help from Hatebreed. Upfront of the outing, BLS frontman Zakk Wylde and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian bought collectively by way of Zoom to debate life on tour for Consequence‘s “Two for the Highway” sequence.

The month-long trek kicks off Tuesday (July twenty sixth) in Phoenix, Arizona, and runs via an August twenty eighth present in Philadelphia. Tickets for the tour are at present accessible by way of Ticketmaster.

Wylde checked in from Black Label Society’s tour in Europe, whereas Ian signed on from his residence in Los Angeles, as the 2 mentioned the upcoming tour, their favourite pizza locations, their recollections of being on the highway collectively within the ’80s, what it takes to grind it out within the music business, and extra.

After beginning out with a “New York vs. New Jersey” pizza chat (Zakk grew up in New Jersey whereas Scott grew up in Queens, New York), the 2 metallic legends recalled touring with one another when Anthrax opened for Ozzy Osbourne on his 1988 tour (with Zakk taking part in guitar in Ozzy’s band).

“On that Ozzy tour — first off, let’s get the 800-pound gorilla out of the best way: we’re on fuckin’ tour with Ozzy! I’m imply, we’re a bunch of youngsters, and we stroll into an area day by day … and also you see Ozzy Osbourne strolling down the hallway,” remembered Ian. “And he peeks his head in our dressing room, and says, ‘Hi there’ … day by day it blows your thoughts!”

Zakk then recalled Ozzy telling him a few comparable expertise he had when the Beatles first emerged within the UK. “[Ozzy] goes, ‘Zakk, when [the Beatles] first hit the scene, every part was so magical … every part was higher: the air was brisker, meals tasted higher, water tasted higher, your smelly socks didn’t scent anymore. Something that was in your life was made higher.’”

Ian then went on to reward Wylde, saying, “I grew to become an enormous fan of yours instantly, listening to your guitar taking part in, and the best way you stuffed that position because the lead guitar participant with Ozzy, with an aggression and a ardour to your taking part in that, to me, hadn’t been there for a very long time. … You felt like the suitable man on the proper time.”

Wylde, who together with Ian, is a fan of the New York Yankees, in contrast touchdown the Ozzy gig to taking part in for the storied baseball workforce. “I all the time considered that position [of playing in Ozzy’s band] as being … chosen to be a Yankee. I used to be an enormous [fan of late Yankees catcher] Thurman Munson … and now [playing for Ozzy felt like I was] catching for the Yankees and standing in the identical spot the place my hero stood.”

For extra tales from Wylde and Ian, watch the total “Two for the Highway” dialog above. See the tour dates beneath, and choose up tickets to the Summer season tour right here.

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Anthrax, Black Label Society and Hatebreed 2022 Tour Dates:
07/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
07/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
07/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Coronary heart Well being Park
08/01 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
08/02 – Kansas Metropolis, MO @ Midland Theater
08/04 – Gary, IN @ Onerous Rock Reside Northern Indiana
08/05 – Oshkosh, WI @ Oshkosh Enviornment
08/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
08/08 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom *
08/09 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
08/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
08/12 – Orlando, FL @ Home of Blues
08/13 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
08/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Heart
08/16 – Nashville, @ TN Ryman Auditorium
08/18 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
08/19 – Rochester, NY @ Principal Road Armory
08/20 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
08/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE Outdoors
08/23 – Toronto, ON @ Historical past
08/24 – Trois Riviere, QC @ Amphitheatre Cogeco
08/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater
08/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore *

* = no Hatebreed

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