Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Responds To Robb Flynn’s ‘Covers Album’ Jokes
Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows was asked earlier this week about his thoughts on Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn‘s recent ‘covers album’ jokes. Flynn of course recently let rip on the groups latest album “Hail To The King” with a series of jokes regarding its influences.
Speaking with Amy Volume of 106.9 The Bear recently, he was asked if he had seen the post and what he thought about it, to which he replied:
“Actually, Chris Jericho sent it to me yesterday morning. He’s, like, ‘Dude, look at this B.S.’ He was going crazy. And I was, like, ‘Ah, Chris, I love you.’
But I read it, and I read it as a joke. I have met Robb on numerous occasions and he’s always been cool to me. And I just read it as a joke.
I really don’t know what to say about it other than I agree with him on the ‘Sad But True‘ thing—that was obviously an inspiration for that song. Everything else, I kind of think he… If it is a joke, it was kind of overboard, ’cause it doesn’t make sense in my mind. But at the same time, he was saying it was a joke, so…
I have no ill will towards those guys. I’ve met Phil [Demmel] a couple of times; he’s cool. Robb is cool. And I think the guy has the right to go make… if it’s really a joke, in his mind… Some people might see it as being as an underhanded joke. But, to me, if he just wants to go in there and write whatever he wants, I think that’s totally cool. Everyone has an opinion and everyone should be entitled to say whatever they want. So it’s no skin off our backs.”
He later went onto list the artists who inspired the groups latest release and more. You can hear him speak on that himself below with the question coming in around 2:40 in.