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This song is based on a book called Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson. There is also a movie with the same name with Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as the leading actors. (thanks, Henrique - Cascais, Portugal)
Avenged Sevenfold got their name from the Bible verse, "He who kills Cain shall suffer vengeance seven times over." Their name is often abbreviated "A7X." (thanks, Richie - Philadelphia, PA)
The opening line of the song, "He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man" is a quote by 17th Century British author Dr. Samuel Johnson. (thanks, Meek - V-Town, NY)
The song title is never mentioned in the lyrics. (thanks, Ivan - Niš, Yugoslavia)
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Meshell talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound. His mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."