“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.”
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.”