Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, Etc. Members Take Part In Auction For Roadie Relief

Members of Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, KISS, 311, and more have contributed signed items to a silent auction in an effort to raise money for Roadie Relief. The auction will run through April 14 at 32auctions.com.

Here’s the various items up for auction:

01. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
02. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
03. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show.
04. Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
05. A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
06. 5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
07. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
08. 2 – 311 band signed posters.
09. Queen + Adam Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
10. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
11. Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
12. Live performance photographs from shows including: Lemmy (Motörhead), Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Cardinal Copia (Ghost), and Tom Petty.
13. 311 signed skate deck.
14. Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
15. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
16. Avenged Sevenfold signed record.
17. Several concert collectors posters: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden (and more to come).
18. Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
19. Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
20. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
21. Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor Hawkins’ sticks, Dave Grohl’s sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
22. Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Avenged Sevenfold Share New Studio Footage

Avenged Sevenfold recently shared some footage from their new album sessions during a livestream on Instagram. A fan has since uploaded the clip to YouTube and it can be seen below. This news comes after M. Shadows previously said that the band are about 70% done with the effort. However, they do not plan on releasing it until it is safe to tour again.

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows On New Album Progress: “We Have Pretty Much 70 Percent Of The Record Done”

During a recent interview with Minneapolis’ 93X, M. Shadows offered an update on the new Avenged Sevenfold album. According to him, the band are about 70% done with the effort.

Shadows said the following:

“We’re working on stuff. We have pretty much 70 percent of the record done. We have some things we can’t finish right now ’cause of COVID — string players, et cetera. We know Andy [Wallace, AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s longtime mixer] doesn’t wanna travel, or his management doesn’t want him to travel because of COVID. So there’s just a lot of things going on.”

He also added the following when asked about release plans:

“It doesn’t make sense for us right now to put out a record and not be able to tour it. The world has changed. Putting out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn’t make sense to us. So we’re gonna wait till everything is back, then we’ll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Avenged Sevenfold Team Up With Four Corners Motorcycle Rally To Build Homes For Veterans

Avenged Sevenfold have partnered with Four Corners Motorcycle Rally for the “Ride Now And Rock On The Road” sweepstakes. Fans that donate to Building Homes For Heroes via fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com will have a chance to win a Street Glide from Durango Harley-Davidson and a VIP experience with Avenged Sevenfold. The latter will include a flight to see the band at a show in the continental U.S., a hotel room, a backstage tour, and a chance to watch a song from the side of the stage. Participants have until March 28, 2021 to enter the contest. John M. Oakes, managing partner of Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, issued the following statement:

“I’m honored to have the support of M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold with our efforts to raise money for Building Homes For Heroes. In the middle of the craziness of the past year, with concerts being canceled, this is an amazing experience to give everyone who joins us an opportunity to look forward to when concerts return.”

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Etc. Members To Be Featured In New Documentary “Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos”

Members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Rage Against The Machine, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, and more are set to appear in a new documentary titled “Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos.” The film, which offers “a deep dive into the culture of hard rock music,” was directed by Jonathan McHugh and it will receive a global premiere on March 11. More details can be found HERE. McHugh commented:

“Gary Spivack and I wanted to make a film celebrating the chaos of rock culture. Growing up in New York City, I would do whatever it took to get in to see bands like Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and other rock icons. We are so proud to shine a light on the most passionate fans in the world and the music that drives them.”

NOFX Team Up With Avenged Sevenfold For New Song “Linewleum”

NOFX have teamed up with Avenged Sevenfold for a new song titled “Linewleum.” You can find an official video for that track below. With this news, NOFX have also announced that their new album “Single Album“ will be released on February 26.

NOFX’s Fat Mike said the following about the new song:

“I have no idea why ‘Linoleum‘ is THE NOFX song that is covered by so many bands, while other NOFX songs get hardly any attention. ‘Linoleum‘ wasn’t a single; it had no video; it got no radio play, and most importantly, it didn’t even have a chorus!!! All popular songs have choruses! WTF!

So, one night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different versions on YouTube. Watching hundreds of bands from over 28 countries (mostly Indonesia) doing ‘Linoleum‘ was a humbling experience for me. So I decided to write a song that was a shout-out to all those people that learned those four chords and remembered the non-rhyming lyrics.

Then I asked the biggest of all the bands (Avenged Sevenfold) to play some leads on the song. Then M Shadows suggested we do a video together. Then I figured I should put all of the bands in the video. Well, I couldn’t fit all the bands, but I picked a bunch of cool ones! A song about not playing a song that’s not a hit song with a video about other bands covering the song! This is why I love punk rock and writing punk songs. Rules out the door!”

He also added the following about the new record, which was originally going to be a double album until the band’s plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic:

“When you write a double album, you write differently. I was writing really different songs, and some fun songs, but you have to make a double album interesting enough to listen to the whole way. I wanted to make a perfect double album, and I didn’t accomplish that. So I decided to just make a single album, hence the title.”

“Single Album” Track Listing:

01. “The Big Drag”
02. “I Love You More Than I Hate Me”
03. “Fuck Euphemism”
04. “Fish In A Gun Barrel”
05. “Birmingham”
06. “Linewleum”
07. “My Bro Cancervive Cancer”
08. “Grieve Soto”
09. “Doors And Fours”
10. “Your Last Resort”

M. Shadows On New Avenged Sevenfold Album: “It’s A Completely New Direction, And It Sounds Nothing Like Anything We’ve Done”

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows offered an update on the band’s new album. The frontman said the group are still working on the effort and that “it sounds nothing like anything [they’ve] done.”

Shadows said the following about the progress that the band have made on the album:

“…We’ve been writing a record for a while, and most of it was already written. But then we kinda took a break on it, and then it would be like, ‘Hey, let’s get together two days this week,’ instead of five or six. It just started getting more casual. Then we recorded really casually, and – like I said – we’re still in the middle of it: we still have all these things that we can’t do. We’re still trying to get string sections together, and our mixer is older and I know that they don’t want him to travel right now because of COVID, so even if we got it done right now, we couldn’t get it mixed. So we’re just not worrying about it, you know? It’s like, ‘When we can, we can.’ But right now, we can’t (laughs).”

He continued when asked about their decision to delay the release until they can tour:

“…No-one wants to put out the record if we can’t tour it. The reality is – and no-one wants to hear this – in this day and age, rock’n’roll just takes too long to make: you know, it’s going to be a three-year record to make. And if we put that record out and then we’re locked down for another year, as much as people don’t want to believe this, they are not going to give a shit about a record that came out a year prior when it’s time to tour.

And so if it’s going to take us two or three years to write a record, we’re not going to put it out if we can’t go play it live. We know the anticipation won’t be there when the tours come around. You see it every day – if you look at iTunes or Spotify and see how quickly it all turns over, it’s just weekly onto the next thing and onto the next thing again. If you just imagine putting out a record in August, and then you’re not touring until next August, people don’t want to hear this but they’re not going to care; they’re going to be like, ‘What’s next?’

Once the Gojira record, or the new Metallica record, or the new Megadeth record comes out, they’re not going to care about what came out the year prior. Our whole thing is: if it’s going to take us three years to do a record, we’re going to make sure we can play it live and people are going to be excited about it.”

He then added the following when asked if the strings on the record will have it “going along the lines of ‘The Stage'”:

“Well, we’ve had strings on every record, but the [new] record sounds nothing like ‘The Stage‘ – it’s a completely new direction, and it sounds nothing like anything we’ve done. That’s all I’ll say about it: it’s over the top, and it’s very eclectic and wild!”

Avenged Sevenfold Discuss “A Little Piece Of Heaven” In Latest Episode Of Their “Breakdown” Video Series

Avenged Sevenfold have released a new episode of their “Breakdown” video series. This one finds the band discussing the writing and recording process for “A Little Piece Of Heaven” off their 2007 self-titled album.

Avenged Sevenfold: “We Don’t Feel Comfortable Working On An Album This Long And Then Releasing It With No Tour In Sight”

Avenged Sevenfold have offered an update on their new album. According to the band, the sessions for the effort have been hindered by COVID-19 restrictions and other issues. On top of that, they also added that they “don’t feel comfortable working on an album this long and then releasing it with no tour in sight.”

Here’s the group’s full statement:

“First and foremost, we hope everyone is being as safe as they possibly can out there. As you know, we are living through unprecedented times.

This moment has taught us a lot about the fragility of being a human being and how quickly the world in which we took for granted could be flipped upside down.

Many people are in a tough spot as they grapple with their health and livelihoods. We are all dealing with this in our own ways.

For us, we have taken an inward approach. Spending large amounts of time with our families has been the silver lining.

It has also given us the time to meticulously work on music and other projects. The truth though, is that it has been incredibly hard to record the way we want. For instance, the drum room we required for the album was shut down due to protests outside the building for weeks.

String sections and outside musicians have still not been able to be recorded due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are not willing to sacrifice the sound we are going for to work around this. We will wait. There are other issues on the horizon but we are documenting it all for a later release when we can tell the whole story.

At the end of the day it wouldn’t matter anyway. We don’t feel comfortable working on an album this long and then releasing it with no tour in sight. Part of the music we make needs to be expressed through live interaction.

While we appreciate the artists who are attempting ‘live streams’ and other events, it just isn’t the way we are choosing to roll this thing out. All of this may change in the future. We are going through this with all of you and feel frustrated as well.

The good news is we also feel recharged and stronger than ever as a unit. We feel the music we have created is _______. Just because we aren’t updating everyone at every step doesn’t mean that we aren’t working. The news gets tiring. Social media gets tiring.

Everyone on the food chain fighting for attention and relevance seems trivial. We have chosen to shut our mouths, dig deep and give you something that we feel can add to the collective human conversation. At the end of the day the music will come when it comes. Until then we hope you and your families all stay safe and sane.

A7X”