Avenged Sevenfold is a heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California. They were formed in 1999. They are known for their diverse sound that bridges the gap between heavy metal and hard rock. They have sold over 8 million albums and were ranked No. 47 on Loudwire’s list of Top 50 metal bands of All …

Brian Haner Sr. (Papa Gates) is not only Synyster Gates’ father, he is also a distinguished musician in his own right. He has been a multi-instrumental session musician and composer for over 40 years. Born in Lynwood, CA in 1958, he received his first guitar at age 6 and began a life-long love of the …

Synyster Gates is best known for being the lead guitarist for the band Avenged Sevenfold. He was born Brian Haner Jr. on July 7,1981 in Long Beach, California. He has a brother, Brent Haner, and a sister, McKenna Haner. Brent Haner is an insurance agent in Huntington Beach, CA. McKenna Haner is a musician/entrepreneur who …

Between the two of us, we’ve have spent over 80 years pursuing the art of playing guitar. Papa Gates took his first guitar lesson as a five year-old – learning the names of the strings. His most recent lesson was a video on Chromatic Mediant Modulations last week. In between, he has learned immeasurable amounts …

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