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Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 2

The Rev vs. Vinnie Paul
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There is no doubt that late Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan is beloved by his fans, and that was very evident in his decisive victory against the very talented System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan in Round 1 of the Greatest Metal Drummer tournament. During his career, 'The Rev' provided distinct combination of power and technique for Avenged Sevenfol

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Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan vs. John Dolmayan – Greatest Metal Drummer, Round 1

Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan vs. John Dolmayan
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Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan left a noted body of work before his untimely passing in 2009. Avenged Sevenfold combine aggression with melody and soaring hooks, which are given life in The Rev’s drumming. He had a feel for the arena rock sway while maintaining his hard-hitting aspects. Sullivan also develo

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Avenged Sevenfold Members – Stage Name Origins

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Avenged Sevenfold all acquired their own from nicknames they possessed from high school. Frontman M. Shadows (born Matthew Charles Sanders), chose the alias because he thought of himself as "the darker character in the group" and did not like the way the name Matthew sounded. Guitarist Zacky Vengeance (b. Zachary James Baker) wanted to get back at those who doubted his potential growing up. He also gifted bassist Johnny Christ (b. Jonathan Lewis Seward) with his nickname, saying that it suited him well.

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Late Avenged Sevenfold Drummer The Rev’s Birthday Marked by Mom’s Touching Letter

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As Avenged Sevenfold and music fans worldwide honor the memory of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan on what would have been his 31st birthday, Jimmy’s mom took some time to check in with a touching letter to fans. Born James Sullivan, 'The Rev' died at the age of 28, due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

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Members of Pantera, Shinedown, Papa Roach + More Remember Avenged Sevenfold’s The Rev

The Rev
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Dec. 28 marks the second anniversary of the death of Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev. The stickman, born James Sullivan, died at the age of 28, due to an accidental overdose of a mixture of prescription drugs. An enlarged heart was suggested as another thing that could have factored into the kit minder's tragic and untimely death.

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