Avenged Sevenfold premieres cover of The Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By”

Avenged Sevenfold premieres cover of The Rolling Stones' Credit: Jeff Forney Avenged Sevenfold has released a cover of The Rolling Stones' 1966 hit "As Tears Go By." You can listen to M. Shadows and company tackle the song now on YouTube. "We really got into some of the deeper Rolling Stones tracks during the writing process for Hail to the King," says Shadows, referring to the band's 2013 album. "['As Tears Go By'] always stood out because of the melody and fragile state of Mick Jagger's vocal and the interesting string section in the bridge." He adds, "We took a more uptempo rock & roll approach and added the sitar as a little nod to the experimentation of the '60s." The "As Tears Go By" cover is the latest installment of Avenged Sevenfold's continued expansion of their album The Stage, which has so far included covers of Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," the Mexican folk song "Malaguena Salerosa," the Mr. Bungle track "Retrovertigo," and Del Shannon's "Runaway," plus an original track called "Dose." Avenged Sevenfold spent their summer touring with Metallica. They'll headline the Houston Open Air festival in October. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.