Mike Portnoy Responds To Fan, "I Am Not Trying To Replace The Rev." - Avenged Sevenfold

Mike Portnoy Responds To Fan, "I Am Not Trying To Replace The Rev."

Mike Portnoy took to both the Avenged Sevenfold Facebook and his own to respond after someone made a comment saying that Avenged Sevenfold will never be the same without Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Personally, all of us here at Deathbat News (readers included) thank you Mike for everything you’ve done and continue to do to support Avenged Sevenfold.

I just posted this on the A7X FB page in response to somebody who said the band “will never be the same without The Rev”, and I suppose it’s worth posting here as well:

It indeed will never be the same…but these are the tragic cards the band were dealt…and rather than end it all, they are making lemonade out of the lemons…carrying on the best they can to keep the band (and The Rev’s spirit) alive for THE FANS….I’m glad I can help them with that process…I am not trying to replace The Rev…I am merely trying to help them carry on….I believe the band has the ability to still achieve GREAT things and I am personally glad to see them carrying on (with all due respect to Jimmy)…Imagine if AC/DC stopped after Bon died and they never made Back In Black….or Metallica stopped after Cliff died and they never got to do everything they’ve done since 1986….