Back in October, Avenged Sevenfold had to drop off of the Rockstar Uproar Festival show in Mountain View, Calif., due to an illness in the band. The show went on with the rest of the bands on the lineup, but Avenged Sevenfold vowed to make it up to the fans, and now they have done just that!
Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows on 'Nightmare' and Rev
With their latest album ‘Nightmare’ debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and subsequent blockbuster tours, you would have to imagine that Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows would have a lot of highlights over the past year. In a new interview with Loudwire, the singer told us about “the greatest experience of Avenged Sevenfold life."
Over the weekend, a never ending cavalcade of today’s hottest rock bands marched into the Luxor Festival Grounds and set up shop. The two-day '48 Hours Festival’ boasted two jam-packed days of 22 bands playing on two stages. The show marked the first outdoor hard rock and metal festival to descend on the Vegas Strip, and with any luck, the first of many.
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of America's war in Afghanistan, making it the longest war in U.S history. More than 2 million soldiers have been sent to Afghanistan and Iraq (the latter of which began in 2003). Many heavy bands have shown their appreciation throughout the years by performing for troops all over the Middle East.
Avenged Sevenfold partnered with Hartford-based radio station WCCC to raise funds for 9/11-related charities on the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in history. Since the Sept. 11 date of UPROAR took place in Hartford, Conn., it made total sense for the band to link up with the local rock station and to join forces for good. When all was said and done, the band, the station and the tour raised $11,000 in aid. No one can ever say that rock music isn't a vehicle that advances a common good.