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Drummer Vinnie Paul of Pantera died

Vinnie Paul, the drummer and one of the founders of the celebrated metal band Pantera, has died. He was only 54. Writes that the band itself on Facebook. About the cause of death is tentative, nothing is known.

‘Vincent Paul Abbott (aka Vinnie Paul died. Paul is especially known for his work as a drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. Further details are not available at this time. The family asks for their privacy to be respected at this time’, says the Facebookbericht.

Vincent Paul Abbott was on march 11, 1964 born in Abilene, Texas. In the eighties he co-founded with his younger brother, ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott of the band Pantera, which became one of the most influential metal bands of that period. The seventh studio album of the group, ‘Far Beyond Driven’, increased in 1994 trouble-free to first place in the American album charts.

In 2003 stopped the story of Pantera, but the brothers have formed with Damageplan as soon a new metal band. This adventure came to an abrupt end when a deranged Pantera fan on december 8, 2004 Dimebag Darrell during a performance on the stage doodschoot. Later, Vinnie Paul the successful heavymetalgroep Hellyeah.

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