OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde recently told the Akron Beacon Journal that he believes it's time for the guitar solo to make a comeback. "I thought it was shocking when I heard the new METALLICA record and Kirk (Hammett) didn't do one solo. I couldn't believe it. They can do whatever they want, but when kids buy a METALLICA record they expect to hear Kirk shredding," he said. "I always looked at the solo as you always have to have a good cake first. 'Crazy Train' would still be a great song, but then the solo is the icing. Even Kurt Cobain (of NIRVANA), who would have been the first to tell you he wasn't Al DiMeola, even he would do the melody. It's all cyclical, and there's kids in garages right now learning to play guitar solos."