Whatever it is you love, and whatever it is that you want to do, that’s what you should be doing.
Face your fear Accept your war it is what it is.
The work these brave men and women do is extremely important, not only to our nation but to all the countries that our troops are stationed at around the world. I am grateful to the USO for having us and to all the troops who shared their day with us.
You’ve got certain guys that just want to be famous and then you’ve got the real musicians that just love playing music.
If you have passion for what you want to do and that’s what you want to do, you’ve just got to bust your balls and go for it if you want to play music.
That’s why for Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society the colors are black and white. There are no gray issues. Life is black and it’s white. There’s no in-between.
Any guy that’s not working with the same amount of intensity and passion that I do, I don’t want to know.
Another Black Label motto. That’s what I think life is. It’s just another bridge to cross. You ask no questions. Whatever work it is you gotta do, you gotta go over it, under it, through it, around it, to do it.
Every day you try to get better.
Had an awesome time. You tell me to show up and all I have to do is drink beer, play guitar all day and I can lift weights and you’re going to pay me for this!
Every night I get up on stage, I love it. I never get like, ‘Oh, I’m bored, I want to go home.’ I never, ever get like that.
You have to have passion for anything you do. Whether it’s sports, whether it’s music, whether you want to be Mother Theresa, you have to have passion for what it is you do, or what’s the point in getting up in the morning and getting out of bed?
You never toot your own horn.
Live, it’s just the free flow and the energy and the excitement. It’s a one-off and you have that adrenaline for an hour and a half.
It’s pure Black Label. It’s about violence and booze. That’s all it is. There is no plan
I feel sorry for these kids in bands. Everything is so disposable nowadays. These kids don’t even get 15 minutes of fame, it’s like a minute and a half.
There’s only one Sabbath guitarist and he is the architect for everything, Tony Iommi.
You’re never going to learn everything.
I have sold my soul. Just sign right here.
You have to have passion for what you’re doing.
There are no rules in the entertainment business.
It isn’t a band. It’s bigger than a band. It’s a lifestyle
It’s just a natural progression. You’re a player, then you’re a coach, then you’re general manager for the team, and then the next logical step for me and you would be [to become] team owner.
Being in the studio, it’s more of a controlled environment, where you can be Salvador Dali and sit back and look at the painting. And you can go, ‘Ah, you know what? Maybe a little bit more red over here…maybe add some blue over here.’ You can sit back and look at the painting.
Around my house, I won’t even speak to my family unless they first address me by my official Berzerker name, Godred Crovan, Victor of Sky-Hill and Ruler of Man and the Isles. And now that I think of it, that’s probably why nobody speaks to me unless it’s time to feed the dogs or take out the garbage.