James "Jimmy" Owen Sullivan, also known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician. He is best known as the drummer, songwriter, backing vocalist, and founding member of American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. The Rev was widely regarded and critically acclaimed for his work on the band's albums, and contributed entire songs composed by himself, such as "Afterlife", "A Little Piece of Heaven", and "Almost Easy". He was also the lead vocalist/pianist in Pinkly Smooth, a side project where he was known by the name Rathead, with fellow Avenged Sevenfold member Synyster Gates, and was the drummer for Suburban Legends from 1998 to 1999.
|Birth name:||James Owen Sullivan|
|Also known as:||The Rev, Jimmy, Rathead, Fiction, The Reverend Tholomew Plague, The Knife Master|
|Born:||February 9, 1981, Tustin, California, U.S.|
|Died:||December 28, 2009, Huntington Beach, California, U.S.|
|Genres:||Heavy metal, hard rock, metalcore, progressive metal, avant-garde metal, ska punk, alternative metal|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, songwriter, composer|
|Instruments:||Drums, vocals, piano, keyboards|
|Labels:||Warner Bros, Good Life, Hopeless, Bucktan|
|Associated acts:||Avenged Sevenfold, Pinkly Smooth, Suburban Legends|
|IMDb:||The Rev's IMDb|
|Spotify:||The Rev's Spotify|
|iTunes:||The Rev's iTunes|
About James Owen Sullivan
Known by the nickname The Rev, he was a drummer and songwriter who performed with the heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
James Owen Sullivan Before Fame
He started playing drums by the age of ten.
Achievement of James Owen Sullivan
James Owen Sullivan Family Life
He resided in Los Angeles and died from a supposed drug overdose.
Associations of James Owen Sullivan
His band was featured on Richard Baker's song "Save Me."
Information related to The Rev
- Suburban Legends members
- Avenged Sevenfold members
- Musicians from Orange County, California
- American heavy metal keyboardists
- American rock pianists
- American heavy metal drummers