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Avenged Sevenfold Talk The First Time They Picked Up Guitars And Their Musical Inspirations

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 30 October 2017 at 11.08

"The first time I ever picked up a guitar it was empowering...my life was completely changed forever."

Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold have spoken about their beginnings in music.

Zacky talked about how the first time he picked up a guitar, his "life was completely changed forever," while Synyster spoke about his father's influence on him becoming a musician and his musical roots.

They also spoke about the guitarists who inspired them, and what they individually bring to the band.

You can watch the whole interview here:

 
The band have released a number of covers recently. This is their take on Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'...

 
And The Rolling Stones' 'As Tears Go By'.

 
They're releasing a deluxe edition of 'The Stage' in December, featuring a number of covers and some live tracks.

You can pre-order it here.

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