Zakk Wylde by Anne Erickson

One of our favorite metal guitarists, Zakk Wylde, is set to be honored for his work with Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne and beyond at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards 2013 this summer. Specifically, the Gibson loyalist will be honored with the Riff Monster award at the show, which is scheduled to rock The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Aug. 25.

In addition to Wylde, a crop of big-named guitarists and musicians are expected to appear at the event, including former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot bass player Rudy Sarzo, founding Queensr├┐che singer Geoff Tate, ex-AC/DC and Dio drummer Simon Wright and Scorpions drummer James Kottak.

The Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards event is open to the public. Tickets for the 2013 edition will go on sale this Friday (June 14) at 12 p.m. PT via the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel box office or Ticketmaster. For more information, head to the event’s official website.

Photo by Anne Erickson