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  • Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) Drummer Found Dead

    Posted on December 29th, 2009 Shawn 2 comments

    It’s a sad day in the heavy metal scene.  Drummer Jimmy Sullivan (aka The Rev) of Avenged Sevenfold was found dead in his home Monday, in California.  The details trickling in, just state “natural causes”.

    A7X has become one of my favorite bands in recent years, when I stumbled on them around 2004 with the song Beast And The Harlot on Comcast (cable TV) radio.  They sounded like a throw back to 90’s metal and I instantly loved it.  Since then, they have found great success, winning awards, selling albums, and becoming a fan favorite on Rock Band.

    The team at MyGGGo send our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy’s family and the members of A7X. His skills on the skins will be missed.




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    • I agree, Shawn. They remind me of 90’s hard rock/metal. Jamie and I both are really into A7X. We saw them last year with Atreyu and Bullet For My Valentine. They were all really good in concert. It sucks when a 28 year-old dies of “natural causes.” Jamie read somewhere last night that the Rev liked to party with cocaine a few years back. For now, I’m guessing that caused his death. Very sad.

    • I think my little brother went to that show. He’s into both Atreyu and Bullet For My Valentine. I like what I have heard from them both.

      It’s a real drag when great talent and entertainers, like The Rev, go over the edge. As a (former) musician and entertainer, I can say I left the lifestyle because it was too enticing.

      It really is sad…but, on the flip side. His skills are recorded forever, and fans like us have him to thank for making some great music.

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