RIP Vinny Paul Abbot, Former Pantera Drummer

And Dime Bag Darrell’s brother, dead at 54 years old.
That’s too fucking young man.
Pantera was cutting edge Metal back in the day.

How notable is this passing?
CNN even has an article up about it.

(CNN)Vinnie Paul, drummer and founding member of the metal band Pantera, has died, the band announced on Facebook.

“Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” the band said.
Paul, 54, also was known for his work as a drummer for the metal band Hellyeah.
No further details are available at this time.
“The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time,” the band said.
Paul formed Pantera in the 1980s with his brother, guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Their father was Jerry Abbott, a country and western songwriter and producer.
The band was nominated for Grammys in 1995 and 2001.
Pantera’s third release, “Far Beyond Driven,” debuted at No. 1 in 1994.
The band dissolved at the end of a tour in 2003 amid much speculation of a rift between band members. The two brothers, however, played down any bitterness during an interview with CNN in 2004.
“We had 13 years of really, really good success. And basically the singer wanted to move on, do some other things and really lost his focus,” Paul said at the time.
Darrell Abbott was shot and killed in 2004 during a concert in Columbus, Ohio, with his new band Damageplan. A 25-year-old man stormed the stage, killing him and three others.

I figured this one was appropriate for the sad occasion,

6 thoughts on “RIP Vinny Paul Abbot, Former Pantera Drummer

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  2. When I heard the news that night, I went out to the garage, grabbed a beer, mixed up a Black Tooth Grin and lit up a smoke. I just sat there thinking of Dimebag and Vinnie being together again…it was a bittersweet picture in my head.


  3. I went and got the stuff to make blacktooth grins as soon as I heard. The last time I had a blacktooth grin was in December 2004. Sad to see them gone. I hope they’re jamming again!


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