As you know, Avenged Sevenfold has released new cover for Pink Floyd’s classic “Wish You Were Here”. You can listen the song from below.

Speaking in an interview with 103 GBF Radio, Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ revealed why they covered Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. Here’s the statement:

“That was one of the first songs that we knew we were going to cover. Matt Shadows is a huge fan of that song — I think we all are — and we wanted to delve into it and pick it apart, and see what we could do to do it any kind of justice.

The song’s already a perfect song, and just out of fandom, we wanted to see if we could challenge ourselves to do something cool with it.

We kept it pretty true to the track, just did a few different things differently that we wanted to do to experiment in the recording process of it, and we just felt like it was a song that Shadows had a good register of vocals for it, and just, super-fandom — just, ‘This is an amazing song; let’s dive into it and see what we can do.'”

Click here to entire interview.