Epiphone's Zakk Wylde will take a giant step into the world of meet-and-greet fan conventions over Memorial Day weekend with his appearance at the ultimate gathering for horror enthusiasts, Spooky Empire's MAY-HEM at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Florida. Wylde will sign paperback copies of his road-to-riches memoir for the PeeWee set, Bringing Metal to the Children,
as well as Les Pauls, hats, shirts, and any other Wylde swag people might bring.
"It’s unreal. I mean, like I said, I'll sign whatever they want—I wouldn't turn away anybody who's come to see me—but yeah, there's a lot of Les Pauls coming at me," Wylde told Gibson's
Anne Erickson. “I’ll roll with that, you know what I mean? The more the merrier, I say."
Wylde continues to be a huge fan of Les Pauls. "How much more perfect can you make a Les Paul? They are beyond perfect. The Les Paul embodied all the greats, everybody who was ever worth a (expletive) played Les Pauls," Wylde told Epiphone
in Dr. Epiphone's classic interview. "He is also the sickest guitar player who ever lived! I know, ‘cause I’ve played with him. First time I met him he told me I have heard your name before, I said yeah, I’ve got a Les Paul named after me!
He said well damn, I do too!"
Thanks to Anne Erickson of Gibson for the photo. Look for news on the release of Wylde's Unblackened
acoustic concert on CD and DVD soon.
Missed the show? He're a little warmup on a Chet Atkins nylon acoustic