UPDATED: Vinnie Paul Abbott’s Cause Of Death Revealed

World famous metal drumming great Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera and Hellyeah, who died suddenly on June 22nd, has had his cause of death revealed by his family. In a statement, Vinnie’s family shared that he died from “natural causes”. The full statement can be read below.Continue reading

Remembering Vinnie Paul Abbott, Metal Drumming Legend 1964-2018

The world lost an amazing drummer and by all accounts a great person when Vinnie Paul Abbott passed away on 6/22/2018 at age 54. As the drummer of Pantera, he formed the battery of the band that would put the metal genre on their backs in the 1990s. Often imitated and never duplicated, Vinnie was heavy influenced by legends from his childhood like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and KISS. However, what he put down behind the kit for more than 30 years was a major source of inspiration for a legion of drummers that followed.Continue reading