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Nick Catanese
Black Label Society, Speed X

Nick “Evil Twin” Catanese is known as the rhythm/lead guitarist in Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and for his work in the movie Rock Star. Known for his unique ability to double Wylde’s rippingly... More>

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Nick “Evil Twin” Catanese is known as the rhythm/lead guitarist in Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and for his work in the movie Rock Star. Known for his unique ability to double Wylde’s rippingly intense solos live and mimic them in the studio earned Catanese the “Evil Twin” handle from Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde himself.

In 1996, Zakk embarking on his solo project, “The Book of Shadows”, found it necessary for the first time to work with another guitarist and Nick became the guitarist Zakk chose to fill that slot. The acoustic tour in support of Book of Shadows spanned from mid 1996 to early 1998 covering the U.S. and Japan. In Japan the pair opened for Steve Vai and Motley Crue.

In early 1999 Zakk asked Catanese to join his very “non-acoustical” project, Black Label Society. Capturing Wylde’s style translated into a powerful live fusion in the tour that followed supporting of the debut album Sonic Brew released in 1999 and proved to be a magnetic combination for the years to follow.

Nick also has a new band Speed X along with Mike Stone.