Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Synyster Gates: "If you listen to it with disdain and..."

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

The Beatles were the first two-guitar band. 
Then if we didn't know it, we learned it and studied it because we thought it would be best to know of it and hopefully love it if it was possible. The older you get, the less your head is up your own a-s and you become less elitist and you're into everything and you can listen to whatever. Which is how music should be listened to. If you listen to it with disdain and it's not your cup of tea, then go somewhere else and listen to something else. But try it 'cause you can find something that p-ssed you off your whole life and then when you come to embrace it and love it, it's life changing. Don't deny yourself that type of stuff. 

You think about the personalities of the Beatles' guitar players John Lennon and George Harrison. John was animated and George was reserved. You're kind of reserved and confident onstage. 
I don't feel like I exude that confidence. I have no clue. I look back on different performances and more intimate one-on-one types of things and think I look like a f--kin' wreck. I'm moving all over the place and playing like sh-t. 

Click here to read the full interview