AVENGED SEVENFOLD Bassist: 'I Guess We're Not 'Extreme' Enough' For Some Metalheads

Adam Graham of the Detroit News recently conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

On their presence on the Ozzfest tour's bill, which was kept a secret until after tickets went on sale, an effort to either surprise ticket buyers or blindside them, depending on whom you ask:

"I guess we're not 'extreme' enough, because we don't scream every lyric, so there's some kids out there that don't necessarily like that. It's usually pretty much a love/hate relationship with us in the crowd, and as many people as we can get to love us, we love that, you know?"

On continuing to win over new converts and playing to the best of his ability.

"Any show where you're just kind of lackluster, you're not going to be happy afterwards. If you slack off for maybe one 30-second part, it will haunt you the first of the night. You just want perfection, and we want to get out there and do the best we can and really put the naysayers to shame."

Read more at DetNews.com.

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