Vinnie Paul Dead At 54

2018-06-23 by Willie STAFF | 80 Comments
Former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has died. He was 54 years old. Vinnie passed away Friday in Las Vegas, where he owns a home. No other details of his death were available.

The drummer's passing was confirmed on Pantera's and his personal Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/vinniepaulabbott/

Tagged: Pantera

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Willie
Moderator
June 23rd 2018
17610 Comments


So... any chance of a Pantera reunion is now gone. All these older bands that keep refusing to get together for a few final shows need to start paying attention. This shit doesn't last forever.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 23rd 2018
8018 Comments


HUGE RIP

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Willie
Moderator
June 23rd 2018
17610 Comments


--A pantera reunion without dime would be like a Megadeth show with out dave--

If they had got Zack Wilde (or however his name is spelled), I think it could have had some legitimacy.

KingDweedle
June 23rd 2018
392 Comments


At that point can you honestly call it a reunion? That's only half the original band members.

TheMrAlexK
June 23rd 2018
10441 Comments


A reunion is definitely off the table now

Willie
Moderator
June 23rd 2018
17610 Comments


It's tough, I guess. The legitimacy part, for me, comes from there being a connection between the guy that is gone and the guy filling in. If Dave from Megadeth died and James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet played a few shows with the other Dave and whoever is playing drums that week... that could be a legit show.

BlazinBlitzer
June 23rd 2018
1169 Comments


Wow, RIP. 54's too soon.

rockandmetaljunkie
June 23rd 2018
7475 Comments


I didn't like this dude, but hell, 54 is too young, damn...

Massive RIP

I'm glad though that any chance for a pantera reunion has officialy died...

Willie
Moderator
June 23rd 2018
17610 Comments


--Personally I wouldn't see that show if I had free tickets. But to each his own. --
True enough.

TheMrAlexK
June 23rd 2018
10441 Comments


"It's tough, I guess. The legitimacy part, for me, comes from there being a connection between the guy that is gone and the guy filling in. If Dave from Megadeth died and James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet played a few shows with the other Dave and whoever is playing drums that week... that could be a legit show."

There's prob something in Dave's will that says this is not okay under any circumstances haha

TheMrAlexK
June 23rd 2018
10441 Comments


But fr I think a Pantera reunion would just be "Down plays Pantera" at this point

Darius the Great
June 23rd 2018
18465 Comments


Unexpected as hell

Hardass RIP

Darius the Great
June 23rd 2018
18465 Comments


I respect their privacy but I wish they'd reveal a COD asap honestly

Relinquished
June 23rd 2018
38409 Comments


chill

Darius the Great
June 23rd 2018
18465 Comments


?? i am ??

rodrigo90
June 23rd 2018
4904 Comments


I'm heartbroken of Vinnie passing away, but looking at the bright side

NO MORE FUCKING HELLYEAH

SCREAM!
June 23rd 2018
15754 Comments


Lol damn rod coming in hard

Rip

advancedwarfighter
June 23rd 2018
68 Comments


Hellyeah was a mess but I actually dig his post-Pantera works in Damageplan and Rebel Meets Rebel. Huge RIP

SitruK6
June 23rd 2018
1374 Comments


Rip

cloakanddagger
June 23rd 2018
308 Comments


RIP

I think the worst thing about this for me is that there was never any reconciliation between Vinnie and Phil after Pantera broke up. Whatever you think of either guys, the fact that peace was never made between both camps just makes it even sadder.

Willie
Moderator
June 23rd 2018
17610 Comments


Blabbermouth has posted a ton of tweets from musicians, but nothing from Phil yet. I know he wanted to reconcile, so he's probably dealing with it personally and privately right now.

tigersbrokefree
June 23rd 2018
212 Comments


Wtf

Although Hellyeah is gone...

PostMesmeric
June 23rd 2018
734 Comments


Truly a loss. Rest in peace, Vinnie.

EyesWideShut
June 23rd 2018
4841 Comments


Vinnie jamming with his broski now

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 23rd 2018
3770 Comments


Phil Anselmo is probably damned if he talks about it, damned if he doesn't. If he talks about it he'll get criticised for acting all pally with someone he had a rather public feud with for years, if he stays silent people will ask why. But as others said, this does act as a wakeup call that the chance to bury the hatchet won't last forever. You never know, this might push Andreas/Paulo and the Cavalera brothers to actually talk to each other about ending their beef - a reunion is off the cards for sure but they're around the same age as the Pantera dudes now and this news might be a wakeup call.

Emim
June 23rd 2018
27657 Comments


Damn. Time to blast some Pantera.

TheNotrap
June 23rd 2018
9303 Comments


Sad news. RIP Vinnie

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Ebola
June 23rd 2018
3343 Comments


bitch what the fuck
huge mega RIP

McNamara
June 23rd 2018
86 Comments


Saw somebody above say "I didn't like him.... but massive RIP." So thoughtful.

MO
June 23rd 2018
22449 Comments


One of the biggest RIPs in a long time. Fuck

TheOrgazoid
June 23rd 2018
47 Comments


Forced reunions are dumb anyway, RIP.

EphemeralEternity
June 23rd 2018
3126 Comments


RIP Big Vinnie...this fat fuckers drumming was actually pretty dope, and got overshadowed hard by his bros chops and Phils antics. I dont need an excuse to jam Patnera but here's one anyway

Nazzadan
June 23rd 2018
1909 Comments


Hellno this sucks

Kompys2000
June 23rd 2018
1767 Comments


Fuck, RIP hard, jamming Pantera before work today for sure

Eons
June 23rd 2018
1912 Comments


Phil isn't very public anyway and doesn't really like social media it seems. He definitely doesn't trust the media. I don't think it has anything to do with him being afraid to say something. I think Phil is pretty private and since he's a really intense person we can pretty much guess he's not doing very well right now. I only hope he doesn't start using or go off the rails with alcohol.

TheSleepys
June 23rd 2018
281 Comments


R.I.P. He was a great drummer.

I'm not sure but I think I read a few years ago about Phil wanting to reconcile and Vinnie pretty much said fuck that

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 23rd 2018
8018 Comments


So... any chance of a Pantera reunion is now gone. All these older bands that keep refusing to get together for a few final shows need to start paying attention. This shit doesn't last forever.

Skid Row, System of a Down come to mind.

Their cynicism, as depicted by their written and oral statements from time to time, simply won’t get them anywhere.

Epicenter
June 23rd 2018
283 Comments


RIP

His drumming was surprising technical when he was not doing heavy-as-shit breakdowns. He's certainly underrated.

BigPleb
June 23rd 2018
55555 Comments


At least he’s at peace with his brother now.

Hard RIP, this really sucks :[

FearThyEvil
June 23rd 2018
16639 Comments


Just heard the news from a friend of mine. R.I.P.

ChaoticVortex
June 23rd 2018
688 Comments


R.I.P.

cloakanddagger
June 23rd 2018
308 Comments


"I'm not sure but I think I read a few years ago about Phil wanting to reconcile and Vinnie pretty much said fuck that"

Phil has said multiple times over the years that he wants to at least make peace with Vinnie, but Vinnie had always been dead-set against it.

AmericnZero02
June 23rd 2018
3724 Comments


R.I.P. Vinnie.

TheSleepys
June 23rd 2018
281 Comments


"Phil has said multiple times over the years that he wants to at least make peace with Vinnie, but Vinnie had always been dead-set against it.'

I don't know much about their issue. I know Phil had drug problems and was generally a dick but what did Phil do that made Vinnie never want to speak to him again?


Darius the Great
June 23rd 2018
18465 Comments


http://www.tmz.com/2018/06/23/pantera-drummer-vinnie-paul-dead-dies/
Died in sleep reportedly. It's TMZ though so take with a grain of salt

Doctuses
June 23rd 2018
1840 Comments


TMZ is usually pretty spot on tbh

TheClansman95
June 23rd 2018
1316 Comments


Sad news RIP Vinnie \m/

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Willie
Moderator
June 23rd 2018
17610 Comments


--I don't know much about their issue. I know Phil had drug problems and was generally a dick but what did Phil do that made Vinnie never want to speak to him again?--

Vinnie and Anselmo's relationship got more acrimonious when Vinnie indirectly blamed Philip for Dimebag's death, suggesting that some remarks the vocalist had made about Dimebag in print just weeks earlier might have incited Dimebag's killer.

Spec
June 23rd 2018
35526 Comments


RIP

zaruyache
June 23rd 2018
19840 Comments


If they were to frame it as reunion shows to raise money for some cause, I could see it working. If it turns out Vinnie died from drugs or some illness, they could just play shows to "raise awareness" for those issues, and play them in honor of Dime and Vinnie's memories. That's basically the only way I can see it working, though; they'd have to make the reunion not about the living members, but the passed ones.

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IAMERROR
June 23rd 2018
314 Comments


RIP

Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2018
1364 Comments


Man, this sucks. RIP man, be reunited with your brother.

Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2018
1364 Comments


I think the worst part is that his father is still alive. The fact he has to live knowing both of his sons died...

Spec
June 24th 2018
35526 Comments


Ya man that’s fucking rough.

TheSleepys
June 24th 2018
281 Comments


"Vinnie and Anselmo's relationship got more acrimonious when Vinnie indirectly blamed Philip for Dimebag's death, suggesting that some remarks the vocalist had made about Dimebag in print just weeks earlier might have incited Dimebag's killer."

Damn, I never knew that. Thank you for explaining it

BlackMalachite
June 24th 2018
3711 Comments


Why is everyone so surprised now? Vinnie got written off Family Guy years ago. All jokes aside, RIP.

MrCoffee
June 24th 2018
54 Comments


RIP hard as fuck

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NonApplicable
June 24th 2018
2649 Comments


I feel it's important to say I that nothing the guy was involved in was good

RIP

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 24th 2018
8018 Comments


I’m jamming Cemetery Gates non-stop after hearing about Vinnie’s untimely death, and the lyrics therein read like a prelude to the tragedies that would unfold from the ‘00s onward...

DePlazz
June 24th 2018
1125 Comments


RIP
Jammed this yesterday in Vinnie's honor: https://youtu.be/g9jQmvynpTQ

ultradevilgod
June 24th 2018
244 Comments


Holy shit, this is unexpected. I was still hoping him and Phil reconcile their differences but that hope is gone now. RIP Vinnie Paul, your legacy lives on.

Sabrutin
June 24th 2018
5772 Comments


RIP

Eons
June 25th 2018
1912 Comments


https://www.instagram.com/p/BkY-_Yvgq-5/?hl=en&taken-by=philiphanselmo

Darius the Great
June 25th 2018
18465 Comments


Phil never did get the chance to make peace with Vinnie did he

MuhNamesTyler
June 25th 2018
6456 Comments


Rip

Willie
Moderator
June 25th 2018
17610 Comments


--Phil never did get the chance to make peace with Vinnie did he--

Nope

swipenet
June 25th 2018
2754 Comments


RIP

siren
June 25th 2018
187 Comments


rip

BigHans
June 25th 2018
29379 Comments


Such a hard RIP

TheSonomaDude
June 26th 2018
6499 Comments


He autographed a CD when they opened for Slayer back in 2015. Cool guy and local state hero. Huge RIP.

It's a shame he passed before he could've made amends with Phil, bc I think it would've happened eventually. Now those wounds will forever stay bleeding.

sleepdirt
June 27th 2018
497 Comments


Vinnie Paul on the Brick Wall

Eons
June 27th 2018
1912 Comments


So much stuff coming out about this guy's personality now. He was a great guy, apparently, and people aren't just saying it like a lot of times after somebody passes. There are plenty of examples, like Randy from Lamb of God said that Vinnie once had a huge BBQ planned for the bands out by the tour buses or whatever but was shut down by a Fire Marshall and he was extremely bummed out about it. And that is a common theme in this guy's life (and dime's as well it seems -- they cared a lot about helping others and making them have a good time)

withateethuh
June 27th 2018
239 Comments


Most of people in this band seemed like pretty okay people except that nazi saluting skinhead. But also I would like to know what he actually said in print that could have spurred on the killer because context really matters here.

I was never really a big fan of Pantera but this guys drumming definitely always stood out, even in the shadow of the guitarwork.

Edit: I actually didn't know him and Dimebag were brothers. Damn. Those were some talented siblings.

someguest
June 28th 2018
29865 Comments


Calling Phil a skinhead is a stretch. He's more like a drunk, drugged up idiot.

Eons
June 28th 2018
1912 Comments


I mean why even bring that up now. I mean is this really time to be virtue signalling

Allergist
June 28th 2018
315 Comments


I met Vinnie a few times. He was always a douche. Still, RIP and gone too young

Doctuses
June 28th 2018
1840 Comments


Lmao. Also this guy drank everyday and was obese. Im glad he didnt have kids or a wife because his lifestyle, frankly, was selfish.

Eons
June 28th 2018
1912 Comments


Wow, what a bunch of pathetic people in here. Maybe you can't read or look into it yourself, but he was in no way selfish. He took care of literally everybody around him. Fuck off.

siren
June 28th 2018
187 Comments


"Lmao. Also this guy drank everyday and was obese. Im glad he didnt have kids or a wife because his lifestyle, frankly, was selfish. "

Probably written by a certified fat neet that has a shit taste in anime

Eons
June 28th 2018
1912 Comments


In fact this guy even wrote a letter to the judge when Randy Blythe was on trial or imprisoned talking about stage security and his brother's death and putting in a good word for Randy. Did he have to do that? No. Was he selfish? Would a selfish person do that?



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