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Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold — a band as unique as a tribal armband tattoo and as clever as using the term "thinking outside the box" — has an appeal that's mystifying. People continue to listen to this band well into the year 2009, and A.S. apparently have enough clout to book an arena tour — an act that shows balls, given this country's economy. Go ahead and charge your fans — mainly 14-year-old girls and angst-ridden teenagers — $50 a ticket, I guess. Apparently, they deem this a fair-enough price to witness the band's mind-numbingly boring style of hard rock and "metal." It's a crying shame that 45-year-old white men who work in A&R for record companies such as Warner Brothers keep bands like Avenged Sevenfold in business, basing their decisions on how much their teenage daughters like the band's music. But, hey, if you want to see a really overdressed, pompous group of dudes from Huntington Beach who use an obscene amount of hair product and play songs about bats and — oddly enough — the Bible, then head on out to Glendale on Friday night.
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Michael Lopez