Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates: The Time Johnny Christ Pissed in My Dad’s Face
At this year’s Rock on the Range festival, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates told us a classic story from the road. Explaining why A7X always seem to pick on bassist Johnny Christ, Gates recalled a time when the drunk bassist pissed on Syn’s father while he was asleep on the tour bus.
If you’ve watched Avenged Sevenfold’s home videos, you know that alcohol and the musicians will always produce a memorable result. This story was from Warped Tour 2005, when Avenged just began receiving mainstream attention for City of Evil. Syn’s father decided to tag along on tour for a bit, quickly developing a friendship with Johnny.
“Johnny’s my boy, I love this kid. He’s so cool, why are you such dicks to him?” the elder Gates asked. The shredder’s Dad soon found out, as he received an unwelcome wakeup call in the middle of the night.
“[Johnny] had blacked out drunk in the middle of the fucking bunk,” Gates recalls. “My Dad thought it was raining… it wasn’t raining. Came to, opened up his bunk and there’s this naked butt. It just turns around a whizzes over my Dad’s face. The next morning, he’s trying to fumble around and find his stuff. He finds his shoes and the one with his wallet and all of his goodies are filled to the brim with Johnny’s urine.”
Watch Synyster Gates tell the story himself in the clip above.
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