bleeding through’s brandan schieppati remembers avenged sevenfold’s the rev

Like you, we here at Revolver are still mourning the loss of Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. That’s why we included a poster of him and an obituary in the March/April issue, on stands now. Many of the Rev’s peers wanted to weigh in, too. So over the coming days, we’ll post remembrances by the Rev’s friends, people he looked up to and artists who looked up to him.

“[When Avenged Sevenfold formed], it was the only thing Jimmy had, so he strived to become a really good drummer. He played like his life depended on it because it truly did. Whenever he’d see people from the past, like Bleeding Through or Eighteen Visions, his face would light up and he’d make you feel like you were still an important part of his life, even though he had gone and done greater things with his career. He really had a big heart and was kind and warm to everybody.”

Avenged Sevenfold; Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan is at far right. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride
Schieppati photo: Craig Burton

 

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