Sunday, April 27, 2014

Synyster Gates: "When Jimmy was alive..."

Synyster Gates was interviewed by Loudwire, here's an excerpt:

You and Zacky have such a distinctive twin-guitar sound. When the band was starting out, were there any indications that you guys would drive the band’s sound?

I don’t know if that kind of perspective was there, but definitely it was a guitar-driven band. When Matt [M. Shadows] writes songs, he’s writing on guitar. When Jimmy ['The Rev' Sullivan] was alive, he was writing for Avenged on guitar, mainly. I mean, we borrowed some elements from our old band Pinkly Smooth, songs like ‘Fiction’ or ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ are very much him on the piano doing his thing.

Click here to read the full interview