Avenged Sevenfold’s Shadows Responds To Machine Head Frontman’s Slam

M. Shadows and his old lady

M. Shadows, the singer for sub-par rock act Avenged Sevenfold, says he isn’t bothered by Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn’s criticism of his band’s new album.

“Everyone should be entitled to say whatever they want,” he says.

Flynn called Avenged’s Hail to the King a covers album in a hilarious post available here.

Speaking to Amy Volume of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s 106.9 The Bear radio station, Shadows said that he “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.”

Huh?

He called you guys “wiggas.” How’s that 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.”

Weak.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.