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VOLBEAT Honors VINNIE PAUL At Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING (Video)

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT paid tribute to Vinnie Paul Abbott during their concert Saturday night (June 23) at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Giant screens on either side of the stage projected the former PANTERA drummer's image while VOLBEAT performed the song "Goodbye Forever". On Friday, VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen issued a ...

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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 song "Ride The Wind", calling the former PANTERA drummer "a great man and a ...

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MARK TREMONTI: VINNIE PAUL 'Left Behind Such A Great Legacy'

TREMONTI members Mark Tremonti and Eric Friedman have 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. Speaking to Metal Wani earlier today (Saturday, June 23) at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France, Eric said (hear audio ...

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VINNIE PAUL Died In His Sleep

Vinnie Paul Abbott's family has told TMZ that the legendary drummer died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. His 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 ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Shares Last Photo He Received From VINNIE PAUL

FOZZY singer and WWE wresting superstar Chris Jericho has shared the last picture he received from his friend, late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. In a caption accompanying the picture, Chris wrote: "May 20th was the last time I texted with my bro, Vinnie Paul. His Vegas Golden Knights had just eliminated my ...

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SUNFLOWER DEAD Joined By Former FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS

Los Angeles hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have signed to EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The group's third album, "Coma", will be released on October 19. Produced by Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE), "Coma" features SUNFLOWER DEAD's current lineup, including founding members, vocalist (and accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, guitarists Jaboo ...

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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of June 2018 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on June 10 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen ...

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HELLYEAH Teases New Song

HELLYEAH has apparently resumed recording the follow-up to 2016's "Unden!able" album. Earlier today, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott posted a short video on Instagram of Tom Maxwell laying down a guitar track on one of the band's new songs. Like the last two records, "Unden!able" and 2014's "Blood For Blood", the new disc is being recorded ...

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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of March 2018 Helsinki Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performing on March 1 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. The group's setlist consisted of 1980s "hair metal" classics, including tracks ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: Why A PANTERA 'Reunion' Would Be Important To Me

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo was asked why a hypothetical reunion of the band's surviving members would be important to him personally. He responded (hear audio below): "I discussed the fans earlier [in the interview], and as a guy who puts zero expectation ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's JASON HOOK On Songwriting: 'It's So Easy To Repeat Yourself'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook was recently interviewed on MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx's syndicated rock radio show "Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx". You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH continuing to use Canadian producer Kevin Churko, who ...

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