Editor’s Note: We’ve decided to devote this month’s Performance Notes space to rerunning the following insightful and colorful interview with Zakk Wylde from 2005, wherein the burly, industrious guitarist talks at length about the writing, recording and performance of the song that elevated him to Guitar God status, Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tears.”
“THAT’S THE LAST song I thought would ever be on the radio, let alone become a hit,” laughs longtime former Guitar World columnist and “No More Tears” co-writer Zakk Wylde. “I mean, it’s too goddamned long, and it ain’t exactly a pop song! ‘Mama I’m Coming Home’ I get, but I never thought ‘No More Tears’ was gonna be the song off that record,” the guitarist adds. However, many years after its release, the title track from one of Ozzy’s most successful albums remains a staple of rock radio.
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