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Vinnie Paul Of Hell Yeah/Pantera Dies Age 54

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Ya people that's right.  The last of the legendary Abbotts is gone.  54 years of age and the world of hard rock and metal is sadder for it.  Somewhere there is a guy named Dimebag is tuning up waiting for Vinnie to sit at the kicker

 

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/06/r-i-p-vinnie-paul-pantera-drummer-has-died-at-54/

 

innie Paul, founding member and drummer of Pantera, has died at the age of 54. A cause of death is not immediately known.

 

In 1981, Paul founded Pantera with his brother Dimebag Darrell, vocalist Donnie Hart, guitarist Terry Glaze (who took over lead vocals in 1982), and bassist Tommy D. Bradford (who was replaced within a year by Rex Brown). Having started as a glam metal band, Pantera eventually sought a darker, heavier style, which led to the addition of vocalist Phil Anselmo in 1986.

 
 

Going forward, the band’s popularity began to soar, leading to a series of platinum albums, including 1990’s Cowboys from Hell, 1992’s Vulgar Display of Power, and 1994’s Far Beyond Driven, the latter of which went No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Their two subsequent follow-ups, 1996’s The Greatest Southern Trendkill and 2000’s Reinventing the Steel, both cracked the top five.

Following Pantera’s dissolution in 2003, Paul and Darrell formed Damageplan, releasing one album, New Found Power, which featured guest appearances by Zakk Wylde, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. Tragically, Darrell was shot dead during a Damageplan concert in 2004.

 

Two years later, Paul teamed up with Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell as Hellyeah. The group released five studio albums and was reportedly working on a sixth last November.

 

 

 

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Figured this image from the Stars cup win was appropriate considering the draft and his home state

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1 minute ago, Kryten said:

 

RIP

Appropriate man.  Was hoping to see Hell Yeah on their tour.  Will be rocking the old school jams for a while here.

 

Big Vin records founded by Dime and Vinnie as well as the legacy their dad left is actually really impressive.  people think of Pantera, Damageplan etc but these guys were born in and to music like few others were.

 

They had a hand in some pretty awes bands' rise to fame and after Dime passed Vinnie kept pushing helping bands like Non Point, keeping Overkill alive single handedly saving Sebastian Bach from the inevitable after Skid Rows break up and his numerous falls.

 

Damn it's a tough one to watch him go.

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I grew up on Pantera, was fortunate to see them live and experience their love of music firsthand. As a drummer myself, always had an appreciation for Vinnie’s abilities. 

 

I am going to re-read Black Tooth Grin, hopefully will turn some of these sad feelings into good feelings.

 

 

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wow, sad.   His brother's murder really hit him hard at the time and now his own life is cut short.   So sad.

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11 hours ago, Warhippy said:

Appropriate man.  Was hoping to see Hell Yeah on their tour.  Will be rocking the old school jams for a while here.

 

Big Vin records founded by Dime and Vinnie as well as the legacy their dad left is actually really impressive.  people think of Pantera, Damageplan etc but these guys were born in and to music like few others were.

 

They had a hand in some pretty awes bands' rise to fame and after Dime passed Vinnie kept pushing helping bands like Non Point, keeping Overkill alive single handedly saving Sebastian Bach from the inevitable after Skid Rows break up and his numerous falls.

 

Damn it's a tough one to watch him go.

Bach had some very heartfelt words........

 

 

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Wow. This one has shocked me. Grew up on Pantera and saw Hellyeah live about a year ago. Great show.

 

RIP Vinnie. Re-united with Dimebag.

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RIP.  Apparently Dave Mustaine wanted Dimebag to join Megadeth but Dimebag  said only if his bro could play drums.  Don't think Mustaine was a fan of VP drumming so that never came to fruition, so the rumour goes.

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That sucks they were the kings of metal in the 90s now both brothers have passed.

 

His dad had to watch three caskets being lowered into the ground.

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