Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Brooks Wackerman on how he became Avenged Sevenfold's drummer


Brooks Wackerman was recently interviewed by Metal Hammer about how he became Avenged Sevenfold's drummer.


He said: "Last year after they finished the Mayhem tour I heard they were looking for a new drummer and, by all accounts my name was thrown into the hat to be in the band. One day I received a call from M.Shadows asking me if I wanted to go out to dinner, and so we met up and talked about music and the future and what we both wanted to do in our careers. And we just hit it off. They’ve been a band that I’ve admired throughout my career, and so to get the chance to work with them up close and personal is really a tremendous honour for me."

He continued: "The first thing I did was go and tell my wife, and she gave me a kiss and we hugged. It was quite a poignant moment. And she said ‘Go get ‘em tiger!’ ha ha. Then I called my father and told him, who’s a music educator but wasn’t familiar with the band. So I showed him and few of the videos and he’s just my biggest supporter. I think just telling my family of what I was about to do was an exciting element."