Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance spoke in an interview with Goetia Media and explained his thoughts on replace the likes of Metallica and Iron Maiden as festival headliners. He said:
“It’s hard to say. We’re very, very fortunate to be able to play these shows that we are playing. But it’s important for a band like us to go out there and put on the best show that we can. That means blow stuff up and play loud and give the fans their money’s worth.
It really needs to be a show. It’s taken a lot of these bands their careers to get to the level that they’re at.
Iron Maiden and Metallica are bigger now than they ever were. They’re playing stadiums across the entire planet.
Even though it seems like their heyday was back when MTV and the radio played their songs all the time, the truth is that they’ve gotten bigger now because they play all the time and people know they’re going to get a great show.
You get different generations. You have dads bringing their dads and people bringing their own sons and entire families coming to the concerts. That’s why there’s so many people.
For us, we’re still young. We need to go out there and give it everything we have and play the best we can.
I believe that if we’re able to persevere and have the longevity of some of these classic bands, then hopefully someday we’ll have the same sort of legacy that they do.”
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