Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold

I love rock music, especially the band Avenged Sevenfold, A7X, who I've seen 10 times in concert. I took guitar lessons when I was about ten, but I never pursued it. It was after listening to A7X's album City of Evil that I picked up the guitar and have been a dedicated ax man ever since.

When I'm not playing the guitar, I love to play and watch sports. I'm addicted to tennis and play basketball every chance I get, unless it's a weekend in the fall. I dedicate that time to the Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars, my teams of choice. I don't have near the time to watch sports that I use to, but I catch every game I can.

Another hobby I enjoy--I know it's taboo--is shooting guns. My uncle is a firearms and hunter's safety instructor for the state of Florida and put us through safety classes from a young age. I'm not big on hunting, but I enjoy target shooting. I try to shoot as much as I can.