Justin Meacham Biography – Former Avenged Sevenfold Bassist

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Justin Meacham Bio

Justin Meacham is a former bassist of Avenged Sevenfold. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

  • Birth DateFebruary 29, 1980
  • Birth Name Justin Meacham
  • Age 42
  • Also Known As Justin Sane
  • Birth Place Glendale, California, U.S.A.
  • Birth Sign Pisces
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Bassist, Pianist
  • Relationship Status Not Confirmed

Last updated on April 17th, 2022 at 11:49 am

Justin Meacham, better-known by his stage name Justin Sane is an American musician. He is famous as the former bassist of the popular heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold (A7X).

Justin Sane was the bassist for Avenged Sevenfold from July 2000 to May 2001. After the bassist was only involved with A7X for a short time, he gained significant attention from the media. So, let’s learn more about the musician’s background, family, net worth, and love life in this biography.

Was The Second Bassist For A7X

The Avenged Sevenfold’s former bassist was born Justin David Meacham on February 29, 1980, in Glendale, California. He hasn’t shared much about his parents but they must have been supportive.

Justin Meacham’s brother, John Meacham, is well-versed in open-source software. Also, the musician attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California.

In the early 2000s, A7X band’s first bassist Matt Wendt left for college, and Meacham joined the band as the second bassist in July of the same year. Aside from that, he has worked in the band, Pinkly Smooth.

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Justin Meacham Net Worth And Career

Justin Meacham has been in the music industry ever since he was a teenager. As already mentioned, apart from A7X, he has been involved in several other bands. But, he gained wider attention following his involvement with the band A7X. Although he played for the band for about one year, he must have earned a significant amount of money.

As a result of his music career, Justin Meacham’s net worth must be substantial.

Justin Meacham Net Worth
Justin Meacham must have earned a significant amount of fortune from his career as a musician. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The bassist was active during the Sounding the Seventh Trumpet demo album. It was released in July 2001 by Good Life Recordings and re-released by Hopeless Records on 19th March 2002, featuring a slightly different cover art.

Apart from Avenged Sevenfold, Justin worked in the band Pinkly Smooth and Suburban Legends. He was a pianist for the first one. Moreover, the band was the side project created by the former Avenged Sevenfold drummer, The Rev, and Synyster Gates. They released one album in 2002.

After Justin left the band in 2001, Frank Melcom, aka Dameon Ashjoined as the third guitarist. After his departure, Johnny Christ became responsible for bass.

A professional pianist earns $59,217, and a bassist makes $46,478 per annum. Considering the popularity of the bands he was involved in, the bassist and pianist must have been able to make more than the average salary.

Besides, the album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet sold more than 370K copies worldwide and over 310K copies in America by the late 2010s. Therefore, Justin Meacham’s net worth must have benefited from his work on the album.

Again, talking about his Avenged Sevenfold bandmates, Zacky Vengeance and M. Shadows have made a hefty fortune of $18 million and $20 million, respectively. With that said, it is safe for us to say that the former bassist was paid well during his time with the A7X.

Additionally, the musician must be living a comfortable life. So, hopefully, he will come at ease and disclose his lifestyle in the coming days.

Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

In early 2000, the musician faced SSRI anti-depressant triggered mania. It was because of the wrong diagnosis and prescription. Apparently, anti-depressant drugs can cause severe side effects to people with a family history of bipolar disorder.

However, this wasn’t the only trauma Meacham had faced. In August 2001, shocking news broke out about the artist. It was reported that he attempted suicide by drinking excessive amounts of cough syrup and ended up in a mental institution. During his hospitalization, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As his health condition was poor, he must have struggled to recover.

After returning from the hospital, the artist joined A7X but due to his poor performances, he was released from his contract in mid-2001.

Nonetheless, after the end of his journey with A7X, Justin Meacham played on a few tracks on the City of Evil and is involved in a heavy metal group, Railroad to Alaska. In addition, he has made several live guest appearances on keyboards.

Who Is Justin Meacham’s Girlfriend?

Almost all of the A7X band members have married and started a family. For instance, in 2009, M. Shadows tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Valary DiBenedetto. Similarly, the band’s rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Zacky Vengeance, is a proud father of two sons. On the other hand, the band’s drummer, Brooks Wackermanis also a father of two kids whom he shares with his wife, Kelly Wackerman. 

As evident, all of his former bandmates are leading a blissful family along with their partners. Well, the former band member of A7X, Justin Meacham, must also be leading a happy personal life.

Furthermore, the pianist/bassist might be dating someone secretly and protecting his partner’s privacy. Above all, the person who will be Justin Meacham, aka Justin Sane’s girlfriend, will be a lucky one.

Not only is the artist keeping his personal life away from the media, but he is barely present on any kind of social media platform. In addition to that, the musician has not revealed any details regarding his family, background, and his whereabouts now. However, he makes a few live shows now and again.

Hopefully, the instrumentalist achieves more success and reveals more about himself and his journey. We wish Justin Meacham a rocking career ahead.