Avenged Sevenfold singer M.Shadows is a huge fan of punk rock music and revealed an anecdote from the 90s when he first heard The Offspring.
M.Shadows said: “I first heard The Offspring on KROQ when I was a kid. I bought their 10 million selling album Smash and fell in love with it. By the time their next album came out I called them ‘sellouts’. Yep, I was that guy.”
Responding to a fan who suggested it was “almost a thing to be cool” to label bands sellouts in that era, Shadows said: “Yeah. It was def an era…punk had such a raw sound but when NOFX, Bad Religion and all those Epitaph and Fat bands hit the scene, it was more polished, so the old schoolers hated it. The next gen got even poppier.”