Kerrang! has listed their 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Right now with M. Shadows coming in at #6. Get the issue here.
#6 M. Shadows
Last Year’s Position: 48
When Avenged Sevenfold unveiled “The Stage,” their seventh studio album in the autumn of last year, they did so with not a second’s advance warning. After the world marveled at this level of chutzpah, vocalist M. Shadows fronted the group on a tour of the UK’s largest arenas. A rockstar in the old-school sense of the term, M. is a stand-alone singer, a crowd-rouser charged with working the room while his band of musicians make merry hell behind him. In his home country, this makes the 35-year-old the rarest of breeds: a homegrown frontman of an arena metal band, and one of the true keepers of the faith of metal in America.