Friday, May 30, 2014

M.Shadows:" When you're a young kid you have the right to be stupid sometimes, and..."


Below you will find an excerpt from the article of Metal Hammer about the secrets of Avenged Sevenfold:



"I think there are always gonna be people that look back on that, " opines the singer with a sigh. "It's a little cringeworthy, but when you're a young kid you have the right to be stupid sometimes, and I think that when we were that age, we had some different points of view. Not to get back into politics, but I'm about as socially liberal as you can possibly be, and I think people don't really realise that about this band. We're the kind of people that think that you should be able to do whatever you want on this planet, and no one should be able to tell you differently, as long as you don't hurt somebody else. I think those interviews were done with a bunch of young guys that were very strong-willed and just wanted to get theri opinion out there, when it doesn't necessarily represent the band now."

"I wish that we'd had the maturity of mind to just say, 'Hey, that's personal, that's private', instead of, 'Hey! Fuck you! We're gonna vote for George Bush!'" admits Syn with refreshing honestly. "That's not how we felt. We didn't want people to fucking suck our Republican dicks, it was just a reaction. But, you live and you learn, and a lot of bands say douchey shit. I don't think anybody's been an exception, especially that young."
"It's kinda hard to look back on those things, honestly," adds Johnny with a grimace. "Some of those quotes, it's like, 'Ah, man...' Even at the time when it came out, we were like, 'Did we really say that?!'
At the end of the day, you gotta laugh about it, 'cause we were just kids getting our first real taste of success globally. You live and you learn, and you have fun with it."

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