OC Register Thinks Avenged Sevenfold Could Replace 'The Rev' with 4-Year-Old

Orange County Register Pop Music critic Ben Wener writes that Avenged Sevenfold might wanna consider a 4-year-old to replace drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan. That's right. Less than three weeks after the extremely talented musician died in his Huntington Beach home, Wener has suggested a substitute, one that's not even old enough to attend kindergarten. 


We've all fired off some lazy, half-baked blog posts. (Which, really, is hard to explain in the case of Wener, who averages about 1.5 per day). But this one's so fundamentally wrong I can't help but call bullshit. 

At this point, it's utterly inappropriate for some pundit--Wener, me or the metalcore scribe who knows the genre better than anyone on the planet --to be offering advice on who Avenged Sevenfold should be considering for the job. 

And when the time comes for the band to start auditioning replacements, it would probably be best to make your first salvo from the sidelines something more plausible than a child who you stumbled across on YouTube.

Was this some kind of sick joke? 

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