A7X Pull Fan Onstage for Guest Appearance During Concert, Fan Masterfully Shreds the Song

Kid nails it, check out the video inside.

Ultimate Guitar

Avenged Sevenfold recently gave their fan Steve Blackman a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get onstage with the band and perform one of their classic tracks in front of thousands of screaming fans.

The show took place at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania last Thursday (May 8). Steve performed "Unholy Confessions" with the guys, delivering an awesome performance.

The fan's guest appearance was luckily filmed and posted online, proving once again that many guitar-driven aficionados have had their guitar chops perfected to a master level. Make sure to check out the video below.

99 comments sorted by best / new / date

comments policy
    Not a fan of Avenged Sevenfold by any stretch but, how many other major bands do this stuff?? I can't think of any off hand. Cool to see a band making a fans dream come true!
    Green Day have always done this kind of thing, they've even had a whole band of fans up at times. Props to both them and A7X, can't imagine how amazing a feeling it must be.
    Yes they did , even some of the guys that went on stage were given a guitar , i don't like there music but kudos to them .
    When I saw them on the American Idiot tour they brought up three or four fans to play I think Longview? I don't remember. They gave one kid a guitar after though, pretty rad.
    Linkin Park did it several times on 'Faint.' The latest time was in 2010 (as I know), that time they brought not one, but two fans, who played both guitars and even the outro.
    Zappa Plays Zappa brings up the whole crowd! Well, at least a bunch of them... haha
    Van Guff
    I think Machine Head did it on the locust tour run, getting a fan to play aesthetics of hate. It's such a good idea, but only when it goes right!
    Green Day did it at a show I was at like 10 years ago ? But they also let the drummer and bass be taken over by some kid. Way to cool.
    They let somebody else play and sing Basket Case at a 2009 show I was at, pretty sure they do it all the time
    I was at an Alter Bridge sound check and Myles Kennedy was absent. Tremonti called up a kid from the crowd to join the rest of them and the kid picked the song, sang and played one of their guitars, too.
    Paramore usually bring fans up to sing the bridge of Misery Business, and I know they've brought people up to play the solo.
    Mr. Baloonhands
    Dropkick Murphy damn near had the entire front row come on stage with the band for like 3 songs last time i saw them. some wasted guy even grabbed one of the mic's and started singing to the whole crowd along with the band as well. It was awesome!
    I sung onstage with dropkick Murphy's during a cover of dirty deeds done dirt cheap
    A7X are talented guys and seem pretty cool for the most part, it's a shame they get so much flack here.
    I agree, but they are kind of douchey, and their music has certainly gone downhill after the first couple albums.
    Music going downhill, I can agree to... but these guys aren't douchey. The slanted text interview excerpts posted on this site do not do them justice, because for a band that sells out arenas, they're incredibly down to earth and appreciative of their fans.
    Well, unfortunately, most of what I know about them is from this site lol I suppose that's my fault.
    This site slaughters their reputation to generate article views and comments hahaha
    Say what you like about A7X, but that guy clearly loves them and they let him do this. This moment will probably be his proudest for decades (and he deserves it too, he f***ing rocked the song). That's why they're a cool band. They aren't quite the legends they want to be - yet - but they're going the right way about it.
    A7X used to do this quite a bit some years ago, good to see that they're still doing awesome stuff for their fans.
    Respect to A7x and the fan for playing it all. It's pretty cool. And I can't even stand the band
    This guy probably got so much teen rock chick tail afterwards haha
    I don't give a shit what you guys say, this was a pretty cool thing for the A7x guys to do. Even if this is literally the easiest song known to man.
    It's literally not.
    NO it really is haha. Either way I think it was really cool/nice thing to do. And its a good song easy or not! (coming from a non A7x fan too...)
    I agree that it's a really cool thing to do, just saying there's probably easier songs out there. I guess hyperbole wins today...
    link no1
    It's not one of the easiest songs ever BUT, it is easily one of the easiest A7X songs to play. The only issue here being the, as always, misleading title. I thought he was actually going to 'shred'.
    Still, got to respect him. It's no easy task to go on stage for what may be the first and/or last time in his life and not miss a beat. Plus, since A7X is probably his favourite band, he must have been stressed out of his mind but he still played pretty well. And it's not like he was just striking a few chords either...
    Yeah, they did that a lot on the last tour before going into the studio for Hail to the King. I remember watching a guy do it in Duluth, MN and was nervous just watching him!
    this is DEF. not the easiest song known to man what's wrong with you, but for 'lead', yea this is prety easy. Still wicked to do this! What a dream come true.
    Easy in the Avenged Sevenfold catalog, since the leads are pretty minimal and the time signatures are pretty straight ahead... but still. Getting onstage and playing it seamlessly in front of an arena takes a lot of guts. I get nervous before playing in small rooms of 100 people, let alone this!
    Thanks Tom. Even though I may be biased (Steve is my son), he's NEVER played live before... I think I was more nervous than he was!
    Well he did an awesome job up there! Played with confidence and looked like a pro!