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Ernie Ball's Winter NAMM booth is generally the first stop for NAMM goers looking to take in the Rock and Roll experience. Normally known for a jaw dropping NAMM booth theme that draws in both dealers and musicians alike Ernie Ball/Music Man is taking it one step further this year. In years past it has been very common place to brush shoulders with artists such as Steve Vai, John Petrucci and Slash while perusing the Ernie Ball NAMM booth. With its eccentric themes and California attitude the EB booth has become a favorite hang for many of the industries top artists over the years.

This year, at the 2009 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Ernie Ball will have official scheduled appearances and signings. While the specific times haven't been announced as of yet, the official list serves as a virtual who's who of the music industry. Make sure and stop by the EB booth for a detailed daily schedule.

Mike Herrera (MXPX)
Marco Santos (Sugarcult)
Adam Russell (Story of The Year)
Don Felder (Original Eagles member)
Steve Morse (Kansas, Dixie Dreggs, Steve Morse Band)
Dave LaRue (Dixie Dreggs, Steve Morse Band)
John Petrucci (Dream Theatre)
John Myung (Dream Theatre)
Joe Bonamassa
Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold)
Paul Gilbert
Omar Lopez (Mars Volta)
Juan Alderete (Mars Volta)

and a few others!!
23 December 2008 @ 10:53 pm
I can't stand these types of 'dos on guys, not gonna lie. So when I found this article and saw it had photos of the exact types of styles I don't like AND name drops 2 A7X members? I was stunned. Had to share.

How to style scene hairstyles steps for Guys - Short Hair

1. Dye your hair black or blonde. Razor it, straighten it & whatever goes! The Oliver Sykes look is a good choice for short hair.

* Consider black with a long fringe and red streaks. It looks amazing on most guys!

* Avenged Sevenfold also has some groovy hairstyles. Check Out Johnny Christ or Zacky Vengeance and consider copying their gelled look.

2. Wash your hair thoroughly!

WTF?? Really? NEVER would've guessed Z & J fall into the "scene style" category, but I obvs know less than nothing.

If you'd like to know how to "scene style" for mid-length or long hair or see photo examples, HERE YA GO.
21 December 2008 @ 11:17 pm
"Anejo" featuring Syn Gates is now available for listening on Burn Halo's MySpazz:

15 December 2008 @ 03:33 pm
I've received permission to post the following interview with M Shadows. It was conducted by a friend of his/friend to the band by the name of Michael, better known as Taco amongst a7x fans. You might remember the dude as he got to hang out at the batting cages with the band and released some pretty great footage of that day.

Anyways, Shadows talks about A LOT of stuff, from the guys all settling down & how that'll impact the future of the band, the rather surprising (at least to me) reason there'll be no European tour in 2009, his recent vocal/health problems, and even drops a few hints about the next record. He goes in-depth about everything; it's a lengthy but VERY worthwhile read.

So thanks to Taco for giving permission to post this. And if you have anywhere you'd like to post it, Taco says Matt wants this to make the rounds in the a7x online world just BE SURE TO CREDIT TACO!!!

Intro by Taco:

Here are questions answered by Matt himself, he wanted to make sure these questions were answered on C-4. From screaming, his voice, to the UK tour Matt explains all. Matt really cares about his fans and he shows this with his personal answer to your questions. This is one of a kind band that does this type of thing. Many bands they say they care about their fan base, but they dont show that. Avenged Sevenfold has gone out their way to make sure that you guys know they do care.

*Please dont bombard me with emails on how to get in contact with Matt, I get a bunch everyday dont need anymore.

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15 December 2008 @ 01:21 pm
I find this a bit strange cause it's so thin, but I guess Gigantour 2009 is a go?

Gigantour 2009 Bands

December 14th, 2008, 8:44 pm
On the hot summer festival circuit, Gigantour 2009 is shaping up to be more mainstream compared to its rival summer tours. MEGADETH will headline once again, with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE being taken under Dave Mustaine’s wing.


The official website, http://www.gigantour.com, has yet to be updated from the 2008 event soooooooo, take this with a grain of salt til there's a press release, I guess.

ETA: Another story possibly confirming, from MTV Headbangers Blog

13 December 2008 @ 09:19 pm
GIGANTOUR 2009: First Rumored Acts - Dec. 13, 2008

AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are rumored to be in talks to take part in next year's North American Gigantour — the acclaimed traveling heavy music festival launched by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

No official announcement has yet been made regarding the lineup of the fourth edition of Gigantour, which will once again feature MEGADETH in the headlining slot.
12 December 2008 @ 06:14 pm
Y'know, I've been watching vids from the 2nd Baltimore show since last night on YouTube, and I dunno WHAT was up with the guys but they performed phenomenally. Seriously. A day after his face got stuck on him, Matt was sounding UNBELIEVABLE and the rest of the band was in top form and looking like they were having so much fun. I'm seriously envious of anyone who got to attend the show. It looked like SUCH a great time. And Shadows looks good all sweaty during this encore *COUGH*

Behind-the-cut is further confirmation M Shadows is married, not that anyone doubted it. But at about 6:45 when Zacky's doing his preacher routine, Matt says, "I'm already married, man, so I just wanna say Happy Birthday, Zacky V." Awe :]

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12 December 2008 @ 02:54 pm

Miss Lee, you better have fun with these boyfriends tonight!
11 December 2008 @ 05:43 pm
*pouts* Baltimore got "Chapter Four" and I'm jealous! I can't believe how good Matt sounds considering what happened the night before. Guess his recovery time is that of a superhero or ... something.

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