Friday, August 1, 2014

Synyster Gates talks with WRIF 101.1 FM

Synyster Gates recently spoke with WRIF 101.1 FM, you can read below:

Asked how he felt about Zakk Wylde's recent comment that Gates is "the torchbearer for the young kids now to play solos, learn the scales, and develop a feel," Synyster said: "It's an unbelievable honor. It doesn't get any better than a player like that. He's just a really cool guy. And I'm fucking honored."

Gates also came up with a list of his favorite guitarists, telling WRIF: "If I had to pick five, Zakk would definitely be on that list. Dimebag Darrell definitely the top. Slash, John Petrucci. I listen to a lot of fusion guys too, Allan Holdsworth and Frank Gambale. All amazing musicians."

Asked if any of those influences ever come out in Avenged Sevenfold's music, Synyster said: "It all comes out. We listen to a lot of classical and a lot of jazz, and so you get some funky notes here and there. And we get a little experimental in some of the deeper tracks."

"We have a lot of fun. There are no holds barred when it comes to writing music for us."

"We're not gonna write a fusion song for Avenged Sevenfold, obviously, but I love having those elements and blending it in, and having the eclectic arrangements nand stuff like that. It's a lot of fun."

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