Zakk Wylde Bassist 'Sent Home' From OzzFest

By | June 13, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Citing “irresponsibility” as the culprit, Zakk Wylde has “sent home” SOB, the bassist in Wylde’s Black Label Society backing band, according to a post on Wylde’s official website ( The move comes as this year’s OzzFest, featuring Wylde and company, continues its first week on the road.

Filling in temporarily will be former Alice In Chains four-stringer Mike Inez, who also worked with Wylde as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s backing band on 1991’s No More Tears and 1993’s Live & Loud. However, Inez is not a permanent replacement, according to the website.

OzzFest arrives Saturday (June 16) in Somerset, Wisconsin.