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After Covering Beach Boys, Avenged Sevenfold Have Now Tackled the Rolling Stones’ ‘As Tears Go By’ – Listen

Written by: Rock Cellar Magazine Staff

A few weeks ago, hard rock/metal band Avenged Sevenfold caught folks by surprise with their cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” part of their series of covers released in conjunction with their latest studio album, The Stage.

Well, they’ve now set their sights on the Rolling Stones, premiering a cover of the Stones’ 1966 classic “As Tears Go By” next. Listen in:

Avenged vocalist M. Shadows explained the reasoning behind this cover as follows:

“We really got into some of the deeper Rolling Stones tracks during the writing process for ‘Hail To The King,’” says Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows. “This song always stood out because of the melody and fragile state of Mick Jagger’s vocal and the interesting string section in the bridge. We took a more uptempo rock & roll approach and added the sitar as a little nod to the experimentation of the 60s.”

Wonder what’s next!

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