Founder of Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist will talk with fans and special guests on six-week radio series
NEW YORK – August 22, 2012 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that guitar icon Zakk Wylde, founder of Black Label Society and former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, will host a new weekly sports talk series available to SiriusXM listeners nationwide.
Wylde on Sports – which Wylde will host alongside veteran sports talk personality Ken Thomson – will debut September 4 and air every Tuesday night (9:00 – 11:00 pm ET) for six weeks on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, SiriusXM’s 24/7 fantasy sports channel. SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio airs on channel 87 on XM and channel 210 on Sirius Premier and is also available on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.
Wylde, who grew up in New Jersey and is a lifelong New York Giants fan, will take calls from fantasy football players around the country, discussing roster moves and potential trades and previewing the coming weekend’s games. Throughout the series Wylde will also be joined on the show by celebrities and special guests from the worlds of entertainment and sports.
“I’m excited to join my brother-in-law Ken Thomson every Tuesday night on SiriusXM to recap all of the awesome NFL action, and to find out what in the Wylde world of sports is going on,” states Wylde. “We’ll be hosting an amazing cast of characters from the worlds of sports, music, movies, television & your local bowling alley as we get WYLDE ON SPORTS! Yay! Go Team!”
In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, inspiring him to create the now legendary Black Label Society in 1998. In the decade since, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down by inspiring legions of fans (known as Berzerkers) all over the world to follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever–SDMF for short. The Berzerkers, with Wylde as their leader, have created a heavy metal institution true to his vision of uncompromising, unfiltered, and unrestrained rock and roll. Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists currently popular today. Follow Zakk on Twitter @ZakkWyldeBLS and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ZakkWylde
Wylde recently participated in the annual SiriusXM Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft, held in New York’s City’s Times Square. He’ll compete this season in a league that also includes teams managed by Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro running back and 2011 NFL rushing leader Maurice Jones-Drew, comedians Artie Lange and Nick DiPaolo of The Nick & Artie Show, WWE star Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, actor George Wendt, Playboy Playmate and Playboy Radio host Pilar Lastra and others.