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PHILIP ANSELMO Shares Picture Of Lit Candle Following VINNIE PAUL’s Death

Ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo has posted a picture of a lit candle in the dark, apparently in response to the passing of his former bandmate, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Anselmo has yet to publicly comment on Vinnie Paul's death. The 54-year-old dr...

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VINNIE PAUL’s Longtime Girlfriend: ‘I Can’t Begin To Describe The Pain In My Heart From This Nightmare’

Vinnie Paul Abbott's longtime girlfriend has thanked her social-media followers for their support, two days after the former PANTERA drummer died at his home in Las Vegas. He was 54 years old. Chelsey Yeager took to her Instagram earlier today (Sunday, June 24) to share a photo of her kissing Vinnie Paul in a car, along with the following message: "I want to thank each & every one of you guys for sending your love! Please please give me & all of our family/friends time. I can't begin to describe the pain in my heart from this nightmare... I have absolutely no other words." Yeager and Vinnie Paul had reportedly been a couple for at least five years prior to the drummer's tragic death. They lived in Las Vegas. Some of the last photos uploaded by Yeager before Vinnie Paul's passing showed the two of them together at her birthday party on June 7. Vinnie Paul formed PANTERA in the 1980s with his brother, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Their father was Jerry Abbott, a successful country songwriter whose tunes were recorded by the likes of Emmylou Harris and Freddy Fender. Vinnie Paul was most recently in the band HELLYEAH alongside MUDVAYNE vocalist Chad Gray and NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell. Vinnie Paul's body has been turned over to the medical examiner to determine a cause of death, and after that, he will be flown back to his home state of Texas to be buried between his mother and brother.

At the loudwire awards !! HELLYEAH !! Cheers ????????

A post shared by Vinnie Paul (@vinniepaul3) on Oct 24, 2017 at 6:40pm PDT

Great time at FEAR OF THE WALKING DEAD in Vegas with my babe!!! Cheers ???????????

A post shared by Vinnie Paul (@vinniepaul3) on Aug 31, 2017 at 5:15pm PDT

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KING DIAMOND On VINNIE PAUL: ‘Another True Metalhead Has Left Us Way Too Soon’

King Diamond has commented on the passing of Vinnie Paul Abbott. The former PANTERA drummer reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22. The Danish heavy metal singer shared a photo of Vinnie Paul wearing the King Diamond ...

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ALICE COOPER’s NITA STRAUSS And GRIM REAPER’s NICK BOWCOTT Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL With ‘Walk’ Cover (Video)

On Saturday, June 23, Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER) and Nick Bowcott (GRIM REAPER) paid tribute to Vinnie Paul Abbott by performing a cover version of PANTERA's "Walk" at Sweetwater Gearfest 2018 in in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Video footage of their renditio...

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MIKE PORTNOY: VINNIE PAUL’s Drumming On Early PANTERA Major-Label Albums Was ‘The Benchmark’

On Saturday, June 23, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS) made an appearance on Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM tribute show to Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died one day earlier at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 54. Speaking about the...

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POISON Dedicates Holmdel Concert To VINNIE PAUL (Video)

POISON frontman Bret Michaels dedicated the band's concert Saturday night (June 23) at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away one day earlier. Michaels made the dedication prior to launching into the so...

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METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH On VINNIE PAUL: ‘Thank You For All The Good Times’

METALLICA's Lars Urich has paid tribute to Vinnie Paul Abbott, thanking the former PANTERA drummer for his "incredible hospitality." Vinnie Paul reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22. He was 54 years old. Earlier to...

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