When it comes to rock royalty in DFW they didn't come any bigger than Vinnie Paul Abbott. Not just a drummer, but also a producer and co-founder of Pantera, Damageplan, and HELLYEAH! I had the pleasure of meeting Vinnie numerous times, whether at the radio station or at Dallas Stars games, and he always had a smile and a story. Today would have been Vinnie's 56th birthday. Sadly, we lost him on June 22, 2018, at his Las Vegas home, dead at the age of 54 from a "dilated cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease."
In honor of Vinnie, check out these videos below as he discusses his musical legacy, as well as Pantera's 25th anniversary ofVulgar Display Of Power, and what the world doesn't know about his late brother Dimebag Darrell Abbott.