Zakk Wylde Pentatonic Hardcore DVD Search


Hey everyone! @Brendan not sure if this is the right category to post so please let me know once you read this. Also @Acecrusher you recently had a post on a Zakk DVD so thought you could chime in too.

There was a DVD made way back for Young Guitar in Japan by Zakk Wylde. The DVD has been ripped and put online under the name Pentatonic Hardcore. It is roughly 58 minutes in total. If you are into alternate picking and pinch harmonics o’doom like I am it’s a classic.

Anyways I have messaged YG in Japan but no response yet (damn you Google translate!). Someone posted on YT a clip of Zakk going through his 3NPS diatonic scales. He claims the title of the DVD when he bought it on Ebay was Pentatonic Hardcore 2. But he doesn’t know if that is the correct name either and there is no way to reach this individual directly.

Since I’ve had such great luck with great forum members I thought maybe someone would recognize this clip, etc. Would be happy to purchase the original or a copy and can Paypal you, Zelle, and so on.

Cheers- BB


Did YG send you a response since then?


Nothing yet still! There are short clips here and there on YT but I’d like to get the whole thing…


I wouldn’t be surprised. Google’s translation program isn’t that refined yet, so chances are that you sent them total gibberish🤪

Regarding that DVD you were talking about, I am also interested in getting my hands on it. Since I have a fairly good command of Japanese (better than Google at least), you could send me your original English message, and if you would like, I can translate it and send it to them.


that’s a bonus on a live DVD from BLS .I have it somewhere he’s also goes the solo to Miracle Man.


is it listed here under ‘extra features’ ? hardcore vol 1 etc


Hi Guys, thank you JonJon. I wonder if that hardcore vol 1 is the classic pentatonic hardcore he did in Japan I believe? That has been copied and can find it online pretty easily along with the pdf. I got some good nuggets out of that one. I checked e-bay, there are used DVD’s for $5 or so, worth it just for the concert anyways.

I’ll give it a look :slight_smile: Thx and happy new year to my BLS brothers…


JJ! So I checked the extra features in that link and those solo lessons are from my original diatonic scales video question. That is the good news. The bad news is I don’t believe that diatonic scales lesson is on that extra features section. It may be from another DVD but I can’t be 100% until I purchase the BBBB DVD.

Have a look:


dude ive still got cassette lessons laying around lol


Me too… Funny enough I was going through some old boxes last week and found my original Metallica cassette tapes from Kill Em All to ReLoad. Funny the memories that come up remembering where you got them, when you played them, etc. Cool trip down memory lane for sure.
Let me know when you rift through your 8-tracks if you find some ZW stuff :slight_smile: