AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates has launched The Synyster Gates School. A completely free online school that offers guitar tutorials, contests, schwag, concert tix and unreleased behind-the-scenes footage from Synyster Gates and his father, acclaimed session guitarist Brian Haner Sr. You will get behind-the-scenes on how Syn and Papa Gates practice, write, record and perform, interactive playthroughs with synced music notations and tablature with audio and video recordings, guided step-by-step instructions to better your playing and composition and more. Sign up now while they iron out the kinks and invite your friends to join for a chance to win a free private guitar lesson with Gates.

Says Synyster: "My dad and I have been working on this for close to four years now and it's exceeded both of our expectations. This is beyond a school, this is a community where everyone can go to learn and participate with great reward."

Brian Haner Sr. has worked with Frank Zappa, TOWER OF POWER, Rose Royce and countless other musicians during his career.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will release a deluxe edition of its latest album, "The Stage", on December 15 and will begin a North American headlining tour on January 12 in Nashville with special guests BREAKING BENJAMIN and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. Before that, AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer Brooks Wackerman will sit behind the drum kit on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" from Monday, December 4 through Thursday, December 7.


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