Drummer Brooks Wackerman from Grammy Award nominated band Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) will be sitting in with The 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers all this week, December 4-7, 2017. Avenged Sevenfold received their first-ever Grammy nomination last week in the “Best Rock Song” category for their song “The Stage,” from the 2017 album of the same name. Be sure to check your local listings for broadcasts of Late Night, and to set your DVRs!
The Stage hit #1 on Billboard’s Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums charts. The critically acclaimed album was praised by Rolling Stone for being “epic and adventurous” and “the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet’s career.” Co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi, the album is a work of immense scope and ambition with panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release and its epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.
For more about Late Night With Seth Meyers‘ practice of booking guest drummers to sit in with The 8G Band, read Drum Magazine’s interview with series producer Eric Leiderman: