R.I.P. James Owen “The Rev” Sullivan

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Wish she didn’t have reason to write it, though…


2009 has been the year of more talented people dying than I can remember in my almost 40 years, and I’ll be so glad to see it over!

Avenged Sevenfold founder and drummer James Owen Sullivan, better known to fans as “The Rev,” passed away (as best I could verify) on December 28, at the age of 28. The band released a statement on their website this morning, but I didn’t even know until a Facebook friend posted the news.

This makes me all kinds of sad. Avenged Sevenfold was one of the few bands BOTH of my sons and myself really liked, so we all listened to a LOT of them on our road trips out of town.

Here are some of our favorites in the form of a mini-playlist in memory of The Rev:


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4 Responses to R.I.P. James Owen “The Rev” Sullivan
  1. Music Savvy Mom Blog
    December 30, 2009 | 1:41 am

    New Post: RIP "The Rev"…James Owen Sullivan: http://bit.ly/8Ik262

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried
    December 30, 2009 | 4:01 pm

    Ha! You beat me to this! With everyone underfoot this week, I’ve had zero computer time.
    .-= Susan Helene Gottfried´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday! =-.

  3. Devilish Southern Belle
    December 30, 2009 | 8:29 pm

    I’m sorry! I didn’t put anything about it on my personal site, but felt it belonged here since this is a music site and all.

    So, so sad.
    .-= Devilish Southern Belle´s last blog ..Mai Tai=YUM! Wordless Wednesday #19 =-.

  4. Susan H Gottfried
    December 30, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    R.I.P. James Owen http://bit.ly/5BpExF

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