Barry Funkhouser and I became Facebook friends back in February. I saw his post over the weekend and just had to share it.
On 8/2 Barry wrote:
"So as it turns out this Sunday I will be at the Avenged Sevenfold & Metallica show in San Diego! When I was 13, I recorded radio shows on a karaoke machine with my best buddy Brian from his bedroom two doors down from me in Lakewood, we called it "The Funkman and Haner Co Show" I still have the embarrassing tapes, me as I pretend I'm The Greaseman and Haner Co jams out Led Zeppelin on the guitar. Well, he grew up to be Synyster Gates. And after all these years, I think this is the first time I'll get to see A7X live so this is turning out to be a great weekend."
Then on 8/5 he wrote:
"I finally get to see my friend Brian Synyster Gates and his band Avenged Sevenfold and they're kinda big now but there was once a time we were 13 and had a karaoke machine and I found that tape, so let us drive your car and stand next to your fire in this smorgasbord of audio delightment."
You can hear audio from the tape here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-stories-about-chuck-loeb-and-avenged-sevenfold/id1258925119?i=1000390707648&mt=2