It’s been announced that the Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde will be the inaugural honoree of Guitar World Magazine’s first ‘Rock & Roll Roast’ next month. In other words, Wylde is in for a night of getting torn a new asshole by his friends, metal peers, and comedians. And he probably thought blood clots were painful enough.
Taking the role of Roastmaster for the event is none other than Sharon Osbourne, while Wylde’s former boss Ozzy Osbourne will also be on hand. It’s only fitting that the two who fired him get to roast him as well. Also set to appear will be Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Slipknot/ Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor, Fozzy singer/ex-WWE star Chris Jericho, and ex-WWE star Stone Cold Steve Austin, as well as comedians like Jim Norton, Brian Posehn, Jim Florentine and many others.
The ‘Rock & Roll Roast’ will take place at The Grove in Anaheim, California on January 19, 2012, with a portion of the proceeds going to the charity MusiCares. And to give everyone a taste of what to expect, a video of Jim Norton getting his jabs in early on Wylde has been realeased. You can watch Norton’s pre-roast on Wylde above, while you can find out more about the ‘Rock & Roll Roast’ at its official website.