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God Forbid Comments On Avenged Sevenfold Drummer James Sullivan's Death

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Guitarist Doc Coyle of New Jersey metallers God Forbid has issued the following statement about Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Sullivan, who passed away on December 28th:

"RIP Rev (A7X) I just wanted to send our deepest condolences on behalf of God Forbid to Avenged Sevenfold and Jimmy's family and close friends after news of his passing. God Forbid got to know Jimmy and the rest of the band when we took A7X out on tour in 2002 when they were a brand new band, and they've continued to treat us with warmth and respect over the years since their meteoric rise. This is a a true tragedy, and he will be missed greatly. Love and Respect."

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1. Dler writes:

Another great musician gone... rest in peace

The Reverend Tholomew Plague, James Owen Sullivan, A brilliant drummer with great influence on music

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. A7x<;3 writes:

this makes me so sad... rest in peace rev :(

# Dec 29, 2009 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. a7xlvr writes:

at least 1 last spoonful of jimmy

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Leanne writes:

R.I.P James Sullivan. You are sadly, sadly missed. All my family will miss you and your hillarious way. Rest now...

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 6:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BeeMo_Savvy writes:

Black Ribbon on my sleeve for the lost of James Owen Sullivan, a.k.a. 'The Rev', drummer of Avenged Sevenfold.


"If only i could Seize The Day,
but now, it Almost Easy for you to live an Afterlife,
Dear God,
This might my Unholy Confession, As my Critical Acclaim also,
Please spare some Peace for him to feel Warmness On The Soul,
Separate from Beast and The Harlot,
To taste A Little Piece Of Heaven,.."
A7X,..!!!
\|m/

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=242597601096

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 8:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n0thinghead writes:

man, i just still can't believe just how many ppl from the metal community have died this yr, it's insane, nonetheless, the rev of all ppl. may he and his drumstix rest in peace \m/

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. a7x_fan0909 writes:

R.I.P you were amazing i love u let your soul go on
from max uk

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. A7XFanPL writes:

I still cannot belive He's dead. I hope this isn't end of Avenged Sevenfold.. Rest in Peace Jimmy. Love you man..

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Ryan - (R.I.P The Rev) writes:

R.I.P Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan.

Feb 1981 - Dec 2009.

:(

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I farted and poop came out instead.

# Dec 30, 2009 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. playout writes:

R.I.P. may peace be with you in the afterlife, love ya 'The Rev'!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 31, 2009 @ 3:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hal writes:

like said before, another awesome musician gone. you'll be remembered by your fans and rest in peace Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan

# Dec 31, 2009 @ 3:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. AvengedBodom44 writes:

R.I.P Rev man, you're one hell of a drummer...

# Jan 2, 2010 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. daltonk a7x deathbat writes:

R.I.P Jimmy"The Rev" Sullivan one of the greatest drummers of all time.greatly mist. will miss his awesome stick spin, daggering lead and backup vocals.fast druming ability, and awesome song writing. always be apart of one of the best metal bands of all time Avenged Sevenfold. you did well Rev

# Jan 4, 2010 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. txmetalhead70 writes:

I can't say that I have been a huge fan of the new Avenged Sevenfold stuff, however, it is tragic that their drummer passed away. Some of the earlier albums were simply incredible, though. Waking the Fallen, for instance. They are a very talented bunch - I can't argue with that. Peace to you - Rev.

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. n0thinghead writes:

aawww man crawford, u sharted?? that's just nasty dude. i've nvr done that... lqtm (laughing quietly to myself)

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. KanadianKoRn writes:

sometimes i shart on purpose....to each their own\m/

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. A7X 4ever writes:

i will surely miss u rev!!!!

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. METAL213 writes:

I'm definitely not a fan of A7X, but I don't wish death upon anybody (except William Grim and Nathan Gale's entire family). Once again, Doc proves himself to be a class act. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!

# Jan 5, 2010 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Jordan writes:

i remember meeting him and it was the coolest thing ever R.I.P The Rev you will be missed forever

# Jan 11, 2010 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. EDGAR writes:

truely sorry hope A7X kees going after ther misfortunet loss
r.i.p. jimmy "the rev"

# Jan 12, 2010 @ 1:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. xXxHelenaxXx writes:

the rev was the best drummer ever and he will be missed! <;3

# Jan 17, 2010 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. pablo writes:

some people have to practice 20 yrs to get to a skill level he was at at 19yrs old!! its a shame another talented musician taken out by drug addiction

# Jan 19, 2010 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. TheRev117 writes:

Man the rev was truly a genius at his talent. So goes another talented soul to metal heaven. Dont worry he probably is resting well. It kinda sucks that he died and i feel really bad for the members of A7X this hopefully wont destroy their progress. Anyway hes probably resting in his little piece of heaven now. We should remember his memory hense, " A good friend once told me you are memory without them we equal nothing!" That is one of my favorite songs from Waking the Fallen. R.I.P Jimmy"The Reverend Tholomew Plague"Sullivan
February 9, 1981 - December 28, 2009
All A7X fans love you!! rest in peace my friend!!

# Jan 21, 2010 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. MasterPenguin writes:

Rest In Peace Rev.

# Jan 21, 2010 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. CHASE SHARP writes:

WOW!! HE'S NO LONGER WITH US IS HE. HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST DRUMMERS EVER. I CRY AND PRAY TO HIM EVERY NIGHT. I ALSO MADE A TRIBUTE TO HIM ON MUCHGAMES.COM (IT'S LIKE A MYSPACE) THE URL IS.....

http://www.muchgames.com/users/REVEREND7TRIBUTE

I HOPE THAT YALL LIKE IT AND MY NAME ON THERE IS SHARPC AND IF YOU SIGN UP I WOULD BE MORE THEN HAPPY IF YOU POST A NOTE ON IT. JAMES OWEN SULLIVAN!! WE MISS YOU!! GOOD BYE!!! R.I.P.!!!!!

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