M. Shadows Is Down To Collab With A.I. Technology On Avenged Sevenfold Music

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Not long ago, Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows expressed his belief that A.I. could have a positive impact on music, saying that “AI will be able to create limitless variants, instantly.”

Over on his Twitter account, Shadows has once again brought up his interest in A.I. technology, this time sharing that he is down for producers and fans to use A.I. and create “original” Avenged Sevenfold music.

Per a couple of tweets the singer recently posted, Shadows references pop artist Grimes, saying that he likes what “Grimes is doing with her likeness and AI.” For context, the pop star has shared that she is down to “split 50% royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses my voice.”

This is an idea that really appeals to the singer, and he says he would be down for Avenged Sevenfold to do something similar. Per Shadows:

“I like what @Grimezsz is doing with her likeness and AI. I’m not sure the logistics while on a label… but moving forward I would love to help facilitate our ‘sound’ to producers and fans to create original ‘@TheOfficialA7X’ songs using this technology.”

In the following tweet, Shadows goes on to add:

What should the splits be? Lots to figure out. Web3 will also play an important roll in authenticating true @TheOfficialA7X songs from AI produced. Exciting? Scary? What do you think?”

What do you think of this idea? Are you a fan of A.I. being used to create music, or would you prefer A.I. stay away?

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  • 05/19 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
    05/26 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple
    06/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum ^
    06/23 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
    07/18 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion *
    07/19 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *
    07/21 – Québec City, QC @ Videotron Centre *
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    07/31 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre *
    08/02 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre *
    08/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place *
    08/05 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome *
    08/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *
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