He has accepted his role in history and moved beyond the stylistic camps and divisions of hard rock, tracing the historic threads that tie Hendrix to Rhoads to Dimebag, redefining metal as the sum of its various fractions, fluid and constantly in play, and finding its unifying truth in its many separate and antagonistic truths. Call him the postmodernist's metal hero, the mythologist's new immortal, the modern headbanger’s best hope for salvation. Remember his role when he plays guitar with Osbourne on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest and fronts with his own band, Black Label Society, on the second stage. Expect him to embody his metal warrior's creed: "Strength. Determination. Merciless. Forever." SFBG
Sat/1, 10:30 a.m.
1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View