Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Synyster Gates: "Jimmy opened up the floodgates of my writing and my passion for writing..."

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

How did you got from a would-be session player to the dark side of Avenged Sevenfold? 
Bad friends, man. Bad friends. Guilty by association. I listened to a lot of Danny Elfman so the Pinkly Smooth thing was definitely Jimmy's brain child but I gravitated towards it right away and felt really comfortable writing for it and arranging it. It was just so much fun. We were just psycho kids getting into too much trouble and this kinda got us behind a guitar, a pad of paper and a piano and just really exhausting all of our passions together with two best friends. It was really, really cool. I kind of always had an anchor in that and I couldn't help myself from writing songs once in a while. But mainly I wanted to play scales and arpeggios and sh-t like that until Jimmy opened up the floodgates of my writing and my passion for writing. 

Click here to read the full interview