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Avenged Sevenfold Members Participate in 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ Charity Golf Event

MSO Who wouldn’t enjoy a nice sunny day out on the golf course in the midst of winter? That’s exactly where Avenged Sevenfold ‘s Zacky Vengeance and M. Shadows could be found late last month, and they were there in the name of a good cause. The rockers joined a number of their musical pals in participating in the 2013 ‘Duffing for Dollars’ charity golf tournament and auction Jan. 28 in Mission Viejo, Calif., with the proceeds from the event going to Unite the United and the MusiCares charities. Music industry vets Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival) and John Reese (Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, Identity, SGE) staged the fourth annual event, which took in over $42,000 for the charities. Greg Ganzeria and the PEAKfresh team took home the title as the winning foursome, while the Avenged Sevenfold pairing finished second, tied with the Vans team. Specially crafted trophies were also given out to the participants in such categories as “Worst Team” and “Best Dressed.” In addition to the Avenged members, other participants included Limp Bizkit ‘s Fred Durst , NOFX’s Fat Mike and  No Doubt ‘s Adrian Young (both seen above with M. Shadows), As I Lay Dying ‘s Jordan Mancino, and the members of Forever the Sickest Kids. Check out a few photos from the event below and see the entire gallery at the 2013 Duffing for Dollars Facebook page . Fred Durst with Cory Brennan, Justin Arcangel and Jordan Mancino MSO M. Shadows Facebook: 2013 Duffing for Dollars [button href=”http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-join-iron-maiden-metallica-rock-in-rio-2013/” title=”Next: Avenged Sevenfold to Play 2013 Rock in Rio” align=”center”]

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Unveil Custom ‘Schecter Sixx’ Bass

Schecter Guitar Research Schecter guitars and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx have teamed up to create a new model of bass. The guitar company is planning to reveal the ‘Schecter Sixx’ signature series bass at the winter NAMM conference in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 26. Rock guitarists and bassists with a little extra cash in their pockets have been flocking to Schecter Guitar Research for decades to harness the company’s signature sound. Schecter has created guitars for Avenged Sevenfold ‘s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance , Disturbed ‘s Dan Donegan and many more. The company is planning to release many new signature models in the near future, but the first of 2013 will be the Nikki Sixx ‘Schecter Sixx.’ “It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass,” says Sixx. “It was important to all of us to design a bass that would feel right as well as sound amazing in the hands of all players, not just me. Every detail about the new Schecter Sixx comes from all of our collective experiences – whether it’s my 30 years of playing live and recording orSchecter’s unprecedented standards for making quality instruments for players of all genres. Simply said, this bass rocks!” Schecter’s Executive Vice President, Marc LaCorte adds, “I really felt as if we instantly gelled and were looking to accomplish the same goal with this project.  Above all, it was so refreshing to see an artist of Nikki’s stature be so involved and genuinely concerned about every detail in the creation of this instrument.” Check out all the details and specs on the ‘Schecter Sixx’ bass here . Nikki Sixx is currently working with Motley Crue to create the band’s 10th full-length album, which Sixx is already calling “the best Crue album yet.” He’s also announced plans to work on a new disc from his other band Sixx: A.M. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/nikki-sixx-bassist-of-the-year-2012-loudwire-music-awards/” title=”Nikki Sixx Wins Bassist of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards” align=”center”]

Avenged Sevenfold Unleash New Song ‘Carry On’ for ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ Video Game

Warner Bros. Records Avenged Sevenfold have kept a fairly low profile this year but they did find some time to contribute a new track for the latest edition in the ‘Call of Duty’ video game series. The new Avenged Sevenfold tune ‘Carry On’ will be featured in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ due out on Nov. 13. Fans don’t have to wait that long to hear the new song though – listen below. Avenged Sevenfold are no strangers to the ‘Call of Duty’ gaming series, crafting ‘Not Ready to Die’ in 2011 specifically for the game’s ‘Call of the Dead’ expansion pack. While nothing official has been released regarding the writing process for ‘Carry On,’ it sounds like it may have followed the same path, with the game’s story line serving as its inspiration. The speedy rocker starts off with raging guitar riffs courtesy of the dueling prowess of guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance before M. Shadows vocals kick off the epic tune of strength, spirit and power. ‘ Search endlessly, fight ‘til we’re free ,’ Shadows wails out over shredding guitar and pounding drums leading up to a massive guitar solo fit for a royal-as kicking. The vivid imagery that Avenged Sevenfold ceremoniously paint with their music seems to pair perfectly with modern-day video games so it’s no surprise that the ‘Call of Duty’ franchise came calling again. The song certainly provides something for fans to sink their teeth into as the band gets ready to work on a follow-up to 2010′s ‘Nightmare.’ Listen to Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Carry On’

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