Vinnie Paul, Dead at 54

BREAKING. Horrible news tonight as we're learning that Texas native (born in Abilene and raised in Arlington) Vinnie Paul, the legendary drummer, and co-founder of metal bands Pantera, Damageplan, HELLYEAH, has died at the age of 54

According to a Facebook post (below) and an article in Billboard, Paul's representative has confirmed the drummer’s death.

I had the pleasure of meeting Vinnie several times over the years, whether at Dallas Stars games or at my various radio gigs, and he was always so kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

 

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