Tuesday, December 29, 2009


While ITP is NOT a fan of this band, rumors have been swirling all day about emo/core/hard rock band AVENGED SEVENFOLD's drummer JIMMY " The Rev" SULLIVAN as it IS confirmed that he passed, as there is no announced official cause of his death. RIP to "REV".
Also, RIP to SHAWN DAY of Virginia hardcore band DOWNLOAD as condolences go out to both bands friends, fans and families.

JIMMY SULLIVAN passed away 12/28/2009, he was 28.


"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan.

"Jimmy was not only one of the world's best drummers, but more importantly, he was our best friend and brother.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy's family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time."

n the wake of yesterday's untimely death of Avenged Sevenfold drummer James 'The Rev' Sullivan, friends of the band are remembering the skinsman. Shadows Fall have toured with A7X three times over the course of their career.
"The Rev was truly one of a kind," Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair says. "No one threw it down quite like he did. He will be missed terribly. May he rest in peace."
"He was a good kid, a great drummer, and generally a funny f---ing dude to be around," added Shadows Fall and Burning Human drummer Jason Bitter.
Sullivan was found in his Huntingon Beach, Calif. home on Dec. 28. Initial reports are that he died of natural causes. He was 28.
DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has released the following comment regarding the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan:

"Absolutely shocking... What a sad loss...

"The Rev and I exchanged many emails/texts through the years. He always mentioned me in interviews and cited me as a favorite and an influence and I was always flattered by that.

"I thought he was a great drummer and I've been an AVENGED SEVENFOLD fan for a few years now.

"What a tragedy and my heart and prayers go out to his band and family."

Sullivan was found dead at his Southern California home on Monday (December 28). He was 28 years old.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-RIP REV and SHAWN DAY-\m/ -l-