As you may recall, Brooks Wackerman recently left his former band, Bad Religion. Well, now he has joined Avenged Sevenfold. According to a recent interview, the band had been contemplating drafting Brooks for some time. Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows said in the interview:
"To be honest, Brooks's name has always been in the mix. It was one of the names we were throwing around when [original drummer James Sullivan] passed away in terms of who was going to step up for Nightmare. We felt Mike was the right choice and we still feel that way. Mike just destroyed on the record. He was perfect. But at the time, our tour manager brought up Brooks's name as well. But at the time he was also busy with BAD RELIGION and it was alsoâ€¦ People were going to look at it differently because he was a punk drummer at this point."