A lot of the people that have gone through phases in their life are into a certain style of music and then grow out of it. Then it's not cool to them and they think it sucks. I'm just not one of those people. I don't have the time to focus negative energy on a band because of the way they dress or if they wear make-up or anything like that. It might not be my thing, but, to me, music is like food. I don't like tomatoes but I'm not going to go on a messageboard and be like, "I @#$%& hate tomatoes and everybody should boycott the tomato company!"
"It's not for everybody, but I will tell you that when that video got played, I probably had about 50 emails of people like, "finally, you played some @#$%& real metal!" And then there was 150 that were like, "this sucks, play some Avenged Sevenfold."
Like on Perseverence, even though we had Kerry King singing and playing guitar on it, it was never in the deal that we were going to have it on a sticker. We just didn't want it to even be a mention, but for people who read the liner notes, they'd say, "oh wow, that's Kerry King playing that solo on that song."
With some of the more fashion-core kind of fans, I think the diehard hardcore and death metal fans don't like it, but they're not going to come to me and complain about it, because what's the point?
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