Zacky Vengeance Talks To Mason From 102.1 The X In Virginia Beach, VA. - Avenged Sevenfold

Zacky Vengeance Talks To Mason From 102.1 The X In Virginia Beach, VA.

Zacky Vengeance spoke with Mason from 102.1 The X at the Virginia Beach, VA stop on the Rockstar Uproar tour. The two talk about the Rockstar Uproar tour, bus hygiene, not leaving his house, his dogs, his favorite place in the world, changing the set list every night, how dedicated their fans are and more. JM listened to the interview and transcribed it so you guys could check it out so a big thank you goes out to her for that.

INT: [laughs] So as far as hobby goes.. like me, I’m a TV nut. HBO..
ZV: Dude, that’s how I am. When I get home from tour, I mean, I settle everything that needs to be done, grown up stuff, as soon as I can, then hang out with the dogs and just watch, you know, every season of everything I missed on tour.

Interviewer: It’s 102.1 the X, Richmond’s rock station. Mason in the tour bus here with.. What do you prefer, Zack Vengeance, Zacky V? What’s your choice?
Zacky V: I go with Zacky V.
INT: Zacky V. That’s kinda slick.
ZV: It’s got a nice ring to it.

INT: Alright, and you guys are out here on the Rockstar Uproar Tour, we’re out in Virginia Beach, and uh, this just started, didn’t it?
ZV: Yeah, we’re about.. we’ve been out for a week. I think today’s going to be like the fourth or fifth show.

INT I follow the tweets, it sounds like you guys are having fun.
ZV: Yeah, it’s been awesome! You know, we’re just settling into the groove right now, um.

INT: How long’s it go? How long’s the tour?
ZV: It’s like two solid months.

INT: That’s pretty good though.
ZV: Yeah, it’s been so solid, man. it’s long, but, you know, we do what we can to make ourselves comfortable.

INT: Well I can see, it’s a nice bus!
ZV: Yeah!
INT: It’s clean!
ZV: Yeah, it is.
INT: It’s not something you expect from, you know, rock bands here.
ZV: It’s.. it’s uh, definitely a rarity these days, but..
INT: Does.. Do you have somebody clean it?
ZV: Yeah.
INT: I wasn’t sure if you guys were just clean dudes!
ZV: It does not.. when we go to bed, it does not look like this, but when we wake up it just magically does. [laughs]
INT: [laughs] Very cool.

INT: What do you do in your off time? I’m sure everybody asks you about the music and the records and stuff, when you are not on tour, when you’re at home.. is it like the fishing or..
ZV: At home.. it takes a lot for me to leave my house. I love being home.
INT: Me too, bro. You know I just got into it with someone about this because people get like oddly offended, and I’m just a stupid radio jockey. People get offended!
ZV: Yeah.
INT: They’re like, and you don’t show up and they act like it’s a big [bleep] deal!
ZV: [laughs] Yeah.

INT: I just love being home with my dogs. Do you have any dogs?
ZV: Yeah I have two dogs, they’re my favorite things on earth.
INT: Absolutely, what kind of dogs?
ZV: I have a great dane and a little.. black.. monster devil. [laughs]

INT: [laughs] So as far as hobby goes.. like me, I’m a TV nut. HBO..
ZV: Dude, that’s how I am. When I get home from tour, I mean, I settle everything that needs to be done, grown up stuff, as soon as I can, then hang out with the dogs and just watch, you know, every season of everything I missed on tour.

INT: Right, right, yeah! Entourage. What’d we just get into? Boardwalk Empire? Just think about what it would be like to be in that time.
ZV: Yeah I can’t picture living there now though. Might be orange.

ZV: This is Zacky V from Avenged Sevenfold and you’re listening to Mason on 101.2 the X.
INT: It’s 102.1.
ZV: That’s the hardest make up on earth! What’s up? This is Zacky V from Avenged Sevenfold and you’re listening to Mason on 102.1 the X.

INT: There’s a kid who loves you guys and he listens to the show online, and I said ‘well send me some good questions’ and of course, like a dumbass, I forgot the questions in my car. So I’m thinking as I’m coming in here I’m like, ‘what can I do for this kid that’s kinda cool?’ Would you do a voicemail for him? He doesn’t even know we’re doing this, his name is Aaron Hilton.
ZV: Yeah.
INT: Just say something like, ‘Hey this is Zacky V, uh, leave a message for Aaron’ or whatever.
ZV: Yeah. Yo what’s up? This is Zacky V from Avenged Sevenfold, leave a message for Aaron. You probably won’t even believe that it’s me.

INT: Favorite place in the world?
ZV: I do have absolute favorite places. Besides, you know, the tropical destinations like vacation. But just as far as cities that are cool, I love New York City.. and.. I like Paris, man! I like fancy stuff! I like seeing all of the architecture, the buildings, the artwork.
INT: Nice ass restaurants.
ZV: Yeah. Weird food. Obviously drinking. Lots of alcohol. That’s my spot.
INT: They’re good at that over there.
ZV: They’re the best at it! [laughs]
INT: [laughs]
ZV: They’re rude sometimes, but I’m rude, too, so it’s awesome. [laughs]

INT: I was sitting here on the bus with Zacky V, Avenged Sevenfold, you guys are gonna take the stage here in about an hour.
ZV: Yeah.
INT: What’s going on tonight?
ZV: Aw, man..
INT: Fire?
ZV: Blowing lots of stuff up. We’re switching up our setlist every night –
INT: Cool.
ZV: So it’s going to be different than any one’s got so far.

INT: Weren’t the kids voting on them?
ZV: Yeah! Yep, we let our fans vote this time. You know, ’cause we did Uproar last year and we’ve been touring a lot, the states and stuff, and, you know, we never want it to feel stagnant. So we let the kids vote, and, you know sometimes I’m up on stage thinking like ‘this is an interesting set list we got going.’
INT: Right, right.
ZV: I see some people in the crowd, you know, that might not have been with us, Avenged Sevenfold, from the early days, and just some of the stuff seems like it’s going over their heads. But then you got the die-hard fans just losing their minds. It’s just a lot of fun, you know.

INT: One thing about you guys, too, is that the fans are.. extremely dedicated. What’s that like? Gotta be a cool thing.
ZV: Oh, it’s awesome, man. Um, you know, I think we worked really really hard, but when it comes to our fans, we’re just lucky. It has nothing to do with talent, I think, we’re just lucky they’re awesome, and they’ve supported us. AND, you know, they’ve had to live through the ups and downs with us, and I think that’s, you know, a lot of bands don’t have that with their fans. A lot of bands don’t understand that. Other bands didn’t start out playing in tiny clubs in front of nobody, you know, we had to interact with our fans. You know, I let somebody borrow my ID so they could get into our show one time. [laughs]
INT: [laughs] That’s really cool. Talk about something they’ll go and tell 50 of their friends. Say ‘oh you’re not going to believe this!’
ZV: Yeah, yeah, but, yeah we’re really lucky because of our fans.

INT: Well, listen, we’re looking forward to the show tonight. Sitting here with Zacky V from Avenged Sevenfold and, that’s great, thanks, man.
ZV: Yeah, my pleasure.

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