James Owen Sullivan

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Date of Birth February 9, 1981
Place of Birth Huntington Beach, California
Date of Death Dec 28, 2009 (28)
Horoscope Aquarius

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The Rev

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
Years active: 1998–2009
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

He was influenced by Dave Lombardo and Vinnie Paul.

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
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