Wednesday, 30 December 2009

image taken at Hordern Pavillion, Sydney Australia in May 2008 supporting Bullet For My Valentine

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan 10/2/81-28/12/09

Drummer of Avenged Sevenfold

 

Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan was found dead at his home in Huntington Beach, California, yesterday. He was 28. Preliminary police reports indicate Sullivan died of natural causes, but the Orange County Coroner’s Office is investigating his death. Sullivan helped found Avenged Sevenfold in 1999, and featured on all four of the band’s studio albums.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan,” Sullivan’s Avenged Sevenfold bandmates wrote on their website. “Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time. Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.”

After playing Ozzfest in 2006, Avenged Sevenfold memorably beat out Rihanna, Chris Brown, Panic! at the Disco, Angels and Airwaves and James Blunt for the title of Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, thanks in part to their Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-inspired song “Bat Country.” Avenged Sevenfold then reached Number Four on the Billboard Top 200 with their self-titled fourth album. The band spent the past two years on a co-headlining tour with Buckcherry. The band was reportedly in the process of recording their fifth album.

Source: The Rolling Stone

Wednesday, 30 December 2009 06:51:08 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Saturday, 12 December 2009
Green Day came to town to play the opening night of two Sold Out shows in Sydney, supported by local act Jet.

Their setlist contains tracks from the new & old, and even contained two encores.

Highlights for the crowd: 21st Century Breakdown, Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Hitchin' A Ride, When I Come Around, Highway To Hell (ACDC Cover), Brain Stew, 21 Guns, American Idiot & finishing with the cliche Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).

Dan
Saturday, 12 December 2009 14:17:35 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)