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INDIO, CA - APRIL 11: Musician Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Avenged Sevenfold drummer Brooks Wackerman is taking a turn on the chair for NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers next week. 

Wackerman will be playing with the show’s 8G Band from December 4-7, following in the footsteps of Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Tool’s Danny Carey and others.

Wackerman is a former member of Bad Religion who joined A7X during 2015 to replace Arin Ilejay. Wackerman played on the group’s latest album, The Stage, which will be released in a new deluxe edition on December 15.

The group begins a North American tour on January 12 in Nashville.


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