For many years he excelled as a semi-pro wrestler within the Tralee Wrestling Federation, until his music called back to him. His grandiose signature stylings and impressive use of the "sweep-picking" technique, have gained him an almost God-like status within the Kerry music scene.
His name is taken as a variation on the famous Black Label Society guitarist "Zakk Wylde". Although this was probably done to achieve some notariety, in his own right he has gained a somewhat ammount of infamy.
Has been known to shave off all his body hair for areo-dynamic purposes, he mainly does it for easy access into John Sykes style leather pants.
Has been known to be quite aggressive when approached, it is best to proceed from behind as his latent homosexual tendancies get him to " ...be kind from behind"
When asked what he thought of Jakk, Yngwie Malmstein replied : "...who the fuck are you talking about man?!!? .. and no i don't fucking like doughnuts!!!!!!"