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Avenged Sevenfold Scoffs At Riff-Stealing Claim

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When talking with Electricbasement.com recently, AVENGED SEVENFOLD vocalist M. SHADOWS scoffed at one ridiculous internet rumor suggesting their guitar players stole a riff and used it one of their songs, "...The new rumor about [us] is that Synyster and Zack went to Guitar Center and heard this kid playing a riff, and they had this tape recorder that they had turned on. That riff the kid played is supposed to be the basis for 'Unholy Confessions.'All these kids on this thread were like, 'I can't believe they did that, that's fucked up. Dude post your version.' The dude's like, 'Oh man, I don't have it anymore.' They still believe him. You've got like thirty or forty kids going, 'fuck Avenged, they steal riffs!'"

Shadows also explained how the band's diverse style, which incorporates metal, punk and classic rock, gets a rather jaded response from certain segments of the hardcore scene, "I know there is a lot of hate out there, but sometimes we go on the road and do a show, and someone will say 'I didn't like you guys before until we saw you guys live and actually listened to your album.' The hardcore scene isn't always too receptive mostly because we're doing pretty well, but we don't give a fuck about what they think, and we don't really give a fuck about their ideals, so they don't like us. All we want to do is play music."

He elaborates, "I used to go to hardcore shows when I was a freshman or in the eighth grade, and there would be guys there like eighteen or so going, 'I really like this fucking band, they bring the fucking mosh.' The problem was, if they were watching a band that could actually sing or bring other things to the table, then they were just like, 'fuck them.' It's just one of those things you don't fight or worry about because it doesn't matter."

Source: Electric Basement

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1. ? writes:

Seen them in concert and i still dont like them...i remember watching the lead singer grabbing his band mates a$$ while on stage...wtf is that all about???

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2. linda writes:

i liked a7x, when they did their own stuff. the new cd is pretty cool. i don't know.
"to like or not to like, that is a dumbass question"
stay (sic)

# Jul 30, 2004 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Amanda writes:

I have seen a7x live and they kick a$$ ... the singer has an incredible voice, the guitarists are insane, and the drummer is awesome. They have amazing songs they have written and they do it all because that's what they love to do. How can you say they steal other peoples music when it is better then half the music out there now. We finally have a band that is different than everyone else, not the same sh** over and over again. Thanx A7x you guys rock!!

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4. Kimberly writes:

A7X is my favourite band..they kick a$$!! Shadows is sooo incredibly hot, and the guitarists are amazing. I love shadows voice and the rev is crazy!! i have all their albums and i love every song on them. I havent seen them live yet but ive heard lots about them being really good live so hopefully i can see them one day. *crosses fingers*
Avenged Sevenfold is the best f**king band ever!

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