Saturday, November 26, 2016
Johnny Christ about Brooks Wackerman style: "The Stage was heavily influenced by that"
Johnny Christ was recently interviewed by KLAQ 95.5 FM, you can read some excerpts below.
Asked how new Avenged Sevenfold drummer Brooks Wackerman's playing style influenced the sound of the band's latest album, "The Stage", Christ said: "Well, it was heavily influenced by that, to be honest. From the beginning of talking with Brooks, and before we even really started putting the pen to the paper, we knew that we wanted his… we wanted to let him go, we wanted his raw sound. We knew what he was capable of and his feel on everything, and we loved the way that just the natural-sounding drums sound. Not a lot of hard rock bands are just letting it all be — they're adding a lot of samples on things, or effects or whatever — and we just wanted the drums to be raw so you could really hear what Brooks Wackerman is capable of."