Vinnie Paul (born as Vincent Paul Abbott) died this morning he was 54. He was the co-founder of the heavy metal band Pantera along with his late brother Dimebag Darrell (born Darrell Lance Abbott) in 1981. Pantera, sold over 60 million albums as of August of last year.
After Pantera's disbandment, the Abbott brothers formed Damageplan. On December 8, 2004 Dimebag Darrell was shot to death while on stage at a club while performing with his band, he was 38 years old. Dimebag is buried in Texas in a Kiss Kasket because, it was his all time favorite band. He had whiskey in his casket along with Eddie Van Halen's Van Halen II guitar which he never used in concerts.
Vinnie Paul, formed another band Hellyeah for years after his brothers passing. His influences were ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Van Halen, name a few.
Rest In Peace Vinnie and now you're with Dimebag
Vinnie: Dimebag! I'm Home!