...Zakk's real name is Jeff Wielandt?
...The "hoo hoo" backing vocals on "Born To Lose" were sung by Zakk, Philth, Sven Issakson (photographer), and Gene Morris (longtime friend of Zakk)?. Steve "S.O.B." Gibb was also in the studio with them as well, two years before he got the gig as bass player for the band, but it is unkown if he did backing vocals or not.
...There is an unreleased version of Peddlers Of Death with one of the girls who sang backing vocals for Bone Thugz N Harmony doing backing vocals during the piano parts?
...There are two versions of "Black Pearl" from Sonic Brew? One is the album version and the other is an acoustic version with more lyrics. The acoustic version was never released.
...There is an unreleased alternate heavy/joke version of White Christmas recorded during the Sonic Brew sessions? The song starts serious with Zakk singing the song and much laughing ensues, and it breaks into a jam session of heavy riffs and some out of tune clean parts. Steve Vai rejected the song for the Merry Axemas 2 cd, stating that it wasn't serious enough (which led Zakk to record the acoustic one).
...There are many unreleased Zakk songs from over the years that may never see the light of day? From Pride & Glory era, there is an early version of "Mother Mary," "The Swamp Song," "Ain't Gonna Cry," and probably many others from those jam sessions, from the Book Of Shadows era (many written after the album was released), "Touch Of Fame," "Blessing In Disguise," "Thinking Of You," "Crawling Back," "Plastic World,"and "One And Only," from the Sonic Brew sessions, "Peace & Sympathy," "Twisted," "If Wishes Were Horses," and "The Killing Cross," and from 1919 Eternal era "Find A Way."
...Nick Catanese had a band called High Voltage, and that they released a CD called "Edge of the World?"
...Zakk' original bullseye Les Paul was named "The Grail?"
...Zakk's signature Gibson guitars ZW 003, ZW 004, & ZW 005 are nicknamed after Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe Dimaggio?
...Zakk's figured maple Les Paul Standard is nicknamed "Curly?"
...Original BLS drummer Phil Ondich drew the "gumby Zakk" that appears on the back of Zakk's signature guitars?
...The original title for 1919 Eternal was "Deathcore WarMachine Eternal?" Zakk decided to change it because of the events of September 11th.
...The song "Low Down" was used in the Playstation Game "Cool Boarders 2001?"
..."The Rose Petalled Garden" was used as Luthor's theme in SSX Tricky?
...The original Geffen release of the Pride & Glory album had 2 different discs? The early and very rare pressing had a gold beer can on it, and the version that is more common had a regular gray/white beer can on it. If you have the Geffen pressing of the album, you should check to see which yours is :) Here is an image of both discs.
It All Away" from Book Of
Shadows is about Shannon Hoon from the band Blind Melon?
Shannon lived with Zakk a few months before he died of a drug overdose,
and they became close friends. Zakk found out about his death,
and wrote the song. On the Zakk bootleg called "Acoustic Cowboy",
Zakk clearly says "Now Shannon, you just left me
with nothing to say" in the lyrics.