Pantera - Drummer Vinnie Paul Dies At 54


Tragic news arrived this morning. Former Pantera and Damageplan founding member and drummer Vinnie Paul has lost his life. Vinnie Paul was currently playing in heavy metallers Hellyeah. Along with his brother, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, the legendary drummer Vincent Paul Abbott formed Pantera in 1981. As of yet, no cause of death has been revealed but his representatives have confirmed his passing.

Pantera's official Facebook page released this statement: "Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away. Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time."

Following Pantera's demise, the Abbott brothers formed Damageplan in 2003. The band was performing on December 8, 2004, when Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed onstage during a concert in Columbus, Ohio.






Several musicians have already expressed their condolences and praised Paul's influence and legacy with Pantera.

"Can't believe it. R.I.P to our brother Vinnie Paul," Anthrax tweeted. Paul Stanley of KISS wrote: "So sad to hear of the death of Vinnie Paul. Loved when Pantera did shows with us and in later years Vinnie was always front and center at all KISS shows. RIP and condolences to his family."

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine wrote: "I just woke up in Belgium to the news that my friend Vinnie Paul has passed away. Another metal hero taken too soon. Say hello to Daryl for me. Rest In Peace, my dear friend."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Pantera
 
Posted: 23.06.2018 by BloodTears


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23.06.2018 - 11:30
Rapid Fire
A complete shame! :( RIP Vinnie, will spin some Pantera later today
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23.06.2018 - 11:51
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Damn. So soon. Rest in Peace, and keep rocking with Dime
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23.06.2018 - 12:27
Jack_Torrance
RIP
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23.06.2018 - 12:59
TheDarkWizard
:(
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23.06.2018 - 13:25
s_t_s
Sad news... Oddly I seemed to remember that Dimebag Darrell had been killed in the middle of a PANTERA gig. Didn't know that the band was already dead.
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23.06.2018 - 14:32
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by s_t_s on 23.06.2018 at 13:25

Sad news... Oddly I seemed to remember that Dimebag Darrell had been killed in the middle of a PANTERA gig. Didn't know that the band was already dead.

It wasn't a Pantera gig. It was a Damageplan one.
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23.06.2018 - 14:33
DarkGardenCat
Fucking depressive news... Really fucking sad. Completely unexpected. My condolences to his family.
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23.06.2018 - 14:44
Rot Teufel
Sad... one of my favourite drummers...
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23.06.2018 - 16:08
s_t_s
Written by RaduP on 23.06.2018 at 14:32

Written by s_t_s on 23.06.2018 at 13:25

Sad news... Oddly I seemed to remember that Dimebag Darrell had been killed in the middle of a PANTERA gig. Didn't know that the band was already dead.

It wasn't a Pantera gig. It was a Damageplan one.


This is actually what I learnt when reading this article. Proved that my memory had failed me, doh !
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23.06.2018 - 17:14
Iceland_Norway
RIP Vincent Paul Abbott.
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23.06.2018 - 18:54
Jiri
RIP
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23.06.2018 - 20:16
Ocean Sage
Shame RIP Vinnie Paul Abbott
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23.06.2018 - 20:21
Dedcalm1
I'm gutted by this. what a really shit day and what a huge loss to Metal. All respect and sympathies to his family, Friends and Band mates. R.I.P. Vinnie. Give our love to Dime.
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23.06.2018 - 23:42
skelator
20 years ago no one expected that Anselmo will live longer than any of the brothers...
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24.06.2018 - 00:55
katatonia75
Rest in peace 🙏 Vinnie
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24.06.2018 - 02:05
indexqwest
R.I.P. Vinnie!
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24.06.2018 - 03:37
Opethian
I want to say he's finally reunited with Dime! RIP you two! We miss you dearly
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24.06.2018 - 10:16
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
RIP. Pantera was among the very best things from 90s metal.
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24.06.2018 - 14:48
Deviant
WTF?

Sigh. RIP Vinnie...will listen to some old Pantera today. So many memories tied to their music.

Damn...
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24.06.2018 - 15:53
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
The saddest thing is that they didn't get to bury the hatchet.
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The Examiner: I don't know. The usual, I suppose.
Professor Isak Borg: The usual?
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The Examiner: Precisely.
Professor Isak: Is there no mercy?
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24.06.2018 - 15:54
nikarg
Old Nick
Awful news... RIP Vinnie, "Vulgar display of power" will be the only thing today on my CD player in your memory.
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24.06.2018 - 22:14
SonOfOden
This is so sad, he was too young...

R.I.P. Vinnie
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25.06.2018 - 01:55
Lord Lanrac
I was fucking gutted when I first saw the news on Facebook when it was hot off the presses. I was going to submit this news to MS, but I wasn't sure which band to submit it under, so I took to the shoutbox in case no one was aware........

The latest update that I'm aware of is that he died in his sleep, but it's still not much of an explanation for the cause of death......

Anyway.......Rest In Power!!
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25.06.2018 - 03:36
Captain Obvious
I was initially sad that he was gone. But the more I think about it, the more I'm at peace. He gets to see his brother again.
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25.06.2018 - 14:12
Bizzaremifo
RIP bro
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