Zakk Wylde needs to get 'aggressive' after acoustic gigs

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Zakk Wylde has revealed the unusual methods he uses to blow off steam after an acoustic gig.

The Black Label Society mainman is working on the follow-up to his solo acoustic album Book Of Shadows, with the work due for release early next year and set to be followed by a world tour.

And while he loves the laid-back atmosphere of the acoustic show every bit as much as a BLS event, he does miss the release that comes with a plugged-in gig.

He jokes: “I love doing both, the heavy thing and then the mellow thing. Right after we get done doing the acoustic show, I just smash my head up against a wall several times and masturbate furiously – I get the aggression out that way. It balances out.”

As for what fans can expect of Book Of Shadows II, he adds: “That’s what we’re working on right now. I can’t believe the album is 20 years old.

“But we’re always writing mellow stuff. I mean, once I get done doing the heavy thing for a while and writing riffs, once you get worn out on that, I’ll just either sit behind a piano or pick up an acoustic, and then it just puts you in a different state of mind when you’re writing.”

Earlier this year, Wylde admitted life backstage is boring since he quit drinking.