Wednesday, December 30, 2009

News & Notes

Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Jimmy Sullivan Dies 

Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy Sullivan has passed away at the age of 28. Sullivan, who was also known as "The Rev," died at his home in Huntington Beach, southern California on Monday (December 28).

Reuters news agency reports the drummer died of natural causes. Sullivan’s death was confirmed in a statement on Avenged Sevenfold’s official website.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan,” the statement said.

“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.”

Orange County Coroner's Office has launched an investigation into Sullivan’s death.


This Week's New Music Releases

Christina Milian - Christina Milian
DJ Official - Entermission
Downhere - Ending is Beginning
Sam Cooke - The Unforgettable
Rhett Atkins - People Like Me
Clash - London Calling 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (CD & DVD) (remastered)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (vinyl reissue)
Green Day - Bakuhatsu Live EP
Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart (vinyl)
John Butler Trio - One Way Road
Midlake - Acts of Man (vinyl)
Neil Young - Greatest Hits (3-LP vinyl reissue)
Public Enemy - There's a Poison Goin' On... (remastered with bonus CD)
Super Furry Animals - Phantom Force (reissue with bonus CD)
Tangerine Dream - Legend (remastered)
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Critical Madness - Bringing Out the Dead
Coldstream Guards Band - Heroes



Lars Ulrich of Metallica says that he is suffering from tinnitus, which he described to CNN as a "constant ringing in the ears. It never sort of goes away. It never just stops."

The drummer said he first noticed the problem back in 1988. "I would fall asleep often with the television on, and I would wake up in the middle of the night to go turn the TV off. Except it wasn’t actually on. When I realized that I was doing that frequently, actually getting up to turn the TV off that was not on to begin with, I realized that maybe I had some issues."

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