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Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Dies in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The drummer with Avenged Sevenfold, a rising force in the heavy metal scene, died on Monday at his home in southern California, the group and authorities said.

James Owen Sullivan, nicknamed "The Rev," appeared to have died of natural causes, Huntington Beach police Lt. John Domingo told the Orange County Register. He was 28. The Orange County Coroner’s Office is investigating, the paper said.

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan," the band said on its Web site. "Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother."
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I dunno what kind of music is the most popular here, but has anyone else gotten Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold? It is incredible, the heavy stuff is better than ever, the solos by Gates are his best work yet, and the slow melodic stuff flows seamlessly, plus with the Rev passing on you figure the drumwork would suffer, but then the best drummer on earth(Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater) fills in and makes it even better. Any opinions from people who have heard the record?
wow thanks for the input, you couldn’t go into a little more detail?
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