Monday, September 26, 2011

Zakk Wylde obtains restraining order against neighbor

Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde can sleep a little easier after successfully obtaining a long-term restraining order against an obsessed fan who allegedly left a creepy sacrificial offering outside the rocker's home.

TMZ reports Wylde was in an L.A. court Friday, where he testified his 20-year-old neighbor, John Radich, knocked on his door one day, shirtless, wanting to talk.

Zakk says he sent the guy home, but the next morning, he noticed Radich had left behind a "sacrifice" containing several bizarre objects, including a guitar covered in Sharpie marker and a boxcutter. Wylde cited another instance, claiming Radich also broke into his home studio recently, proclaiming, "I must assert my dominance!"

According to Zakk's wife, Radich has been obsessed with her husband forever, calling him "The Master," and she's afraid to live next to him.

Radich, who Wylde described as "mentally ill," was ordered to stay at least 50 yards away from Zakk and his family for the next three years.

The former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist filed the request last week, which resulted in cops placing the young man in a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation.

Wylde appears on the new William Shatner album, “Seeking Major Tom,” due October 11, playing on a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” Check it out here.

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