GUITAR ICON ZAKK WYLDE SIGNS AN EXCLUSIVE ARTIST DEAL WITH GUITAR APPRENTICE FROM LEGACY LEARNING
THE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY FRONTMAN BECOMES INAUGURAL SIGNATURE ARTIST FOR COMPANY
Zakk Wylde, the legendary rock icon and Black Label Society frontman has signed an official endorsement deal with Guitar Apprentice produced by Legacy Learning Systems in Nashville. The signing marks the first official signature artist for the company and the critically acclaimed instructional product.
As Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for more than twenty years and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society, Wylde has gone on to become one of the greatest guitarists of our time and an iconic talent in the world of rock-n-roll. He has released seven successful studio albums which have sold millions. His legions of fans from around the world are amongst the most loyal in the business and his masterful talents on both the guitar and the piano are a true testament to his success.
Guitar Apprentice takes a hit guitar song and breaks it down into 15 different levels of playing. The user is playing great guitar songs with a full band, supplying only a chord or two at first. The user can then work on songs at any desired speed and when it is completed is playing 100% of the song – including solos. At every level Guitar Apprentice shows the user visually, exactly what and when to play at the pace he or she desires. Guitar Apprentice which includes Rock Hits, the British Invasion, Rock Roots and Country are available in Guitar Center locations nationwide and is distributed by Hal Leonard Corp.
In 2012, the Zakk Wylde Guitar Apprentice edition will be available and will undoubtedly include some of the greatest original music from the guitar genius. Fans of Zakk Wylde will have the opportunity to use their own guitar to play with Zakk Wylde in this first inaugural signature product from the company.
“We could not be happier to be able to announce this great new partnership with such a legendary guitarist as Zakk Wylde during the NAMM Convention this week,” said Gabriel Smith, founder and CEO of Legacy Learning Systems. “What kid doesn’t want to grow up to play like Zakk Wylde?” We are thrilled he is our inaugural signature artist for the company.
ABOUT LEGACY LEARNING SYSTEMS:Legacy Learning Systems is known for producing instructional multimedia training courses and apps with a mission to bring personal dreams and talents within reach while maintaining a fun and exciting learning experience based on personal interaction, new technologies, steadfast techniques and engaging instructors. In addition to Guitar Apprentice, Legacy Learning Systems also produces the popular Gibson Learn & Master Guitar Lessons series as well as Learn & Master Photography and others. For more information go to www.learnandmaster.com
ABOUT ZAKK WYLDE:
In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. Wylde has won every guitar award imaginable, graced countless magazine covers and is a major influence to a new battalion of rock guitarists. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, inspiring him to create the new iconic Black Label Society in 1998. In the decade plus since, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down by inspiring legions of fans (known as Berserkers) all over the world to follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever (SDMF for short). Wylde and his Berserkers have established a heavy metal institution true to the vision of uncompromising, unfiltered and unrestrained rock ‘n’ roll. To date, Black Label Society has sold millions of albums worldwide and continues to be a massive presence on the worldwide touring and merchandising circuits. Black Label Society’s ORDER OF THE BLACK (eOne Music), was released in August 2010 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. For more information please visit www.blacklabelsociety.com or www.zakkwylde.com