Zakk Wylde’s groove metal powerhouse Black Label Society will be recording a new DVD, Unblackened, soon. The band will be filming on Wednesday, March 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, with special, intimate renditions of classic Black Label Society and Pride & Glory anthems set to be aired.
â€œThis is something we havenâ€™t done yet, and we wanted to give our fans something new,â€ says Wylde. â€œYou can take a song that youâ€™ve played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden itâ€™s something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesnâ€™t change when we play them acoustically â€” the tunes are gritty regardless.â€
â€œWeâ€™re gonna do the whole thing with a four-piece string section, a pedal steel guy, and Iâ€™m gonna have some of my musician buddies sit in on some of the songs and stuff like that,â€ Wylde said a few months ago. â€œWeâ€™re gonna have two solid weeks of rehearsal and then weâ€™re gonna knock this thing out. [It will be an] acoustic/electric type of thing. Kinda like how the Christmas record is or like how we did The Song Remains Not The Same where youâ€™ve got an acoustic and then you can put a rippinâ€™ solo something. So Iâ€™ll still have the Marshalls going with the acoustic stuff. Itâ€™d be almost kinda like if Pink Floyd was doing an unplugged thing and they did Comfortably Numb but Dave [Gilmour] will be sitting down but heâ€™ll still rip that solo out. Itâ€™ll still be electric and then weâ€™ll have the string section behind it and the whole band and itâ€™ll be killer.â€