Avenged Sevenfold just added another track to their “evolving” tracklist from their latest album “The Stage”. This time it’s a cover Del Shannon’s song “Runaway”, but with a punk rock twist to it. The cover features Warren Fitzgerald, guitarist for the Vandals, which adds to the punk rock vibe. Not only that, but this is the first time Avenged Sevenfold’s guitarist, Zacky Vengeance, takes over on lead vocal duty.
Speaking on why he chose this song to cover, Zacky said: “I’ve always loved “Runaway” and the dark undertone hidden behind the upbeat doo wop track. You can hear sincere anguish in his voice. I raised my hand to add a little punk rock flair to the vocals, have some fun, and give the fans a little something to talk about.”
As a huge fan of punk rock I think this track is great, and Zacky’s vocals were a nice touch. You can check out the song below: