Attitude ... & What S.O.B. really stood for
The Black Label Society and it's indiginous natives, SDMFs (Society Dwelling Motherfuckers) are, according to lead guitarist, Zakk Wylde, more than just a band and it's followers/fans.
"It's bigger than a band actually, it is really more of an attitude, like the Marines are more than just an armed force. It's a lifestyle."
The Society even have a set of Bylaws which read as follows:
- God, Family, Beer
- Suicide Is Not An Option
- Complaint Dept. Closed
- Live Life Stronger Than Death
- Thou Shalt Not Spillith Thy Beer
- Refuse To Lose/Born To Booze
- Respect Is to be Shown To All Society Dwellers Worldwide
- Colors Must be Worn At All Society Shows And Events
- Fear No Beer
- Bleed Black Label Society
As to the meaning of S.O.B., at some point during his stint with B.L.S Stephen was tagged with the moniker by Zakk Wylde.
For obvious reasons no one was particularly anxious to publicize Stephen 's connection to his famous father so the nickname S.O.B. (which really stood for Son of Barry) was coined as a bit of a joke. When questioned about the meaning by fans or the media they could always think of something that fit, such as 'Scumbag on Bass'. Once during an interview, when asked what the intials stood for, Stephen replied, "Sick on Booze."
Zakk and B.L.S continue to do incredibly well and have a very large international fanbase.