Vinnie Paul Abbott, who famously drummed for Pantera has passed away at age 54.

Along with his brother Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott, they formed Pantera in the 1980’s. They were the sons of Jerry Abbott who was a country music singer and producer.

After the breakup of Pantera in 2003, Vinnie and Dimebag would start a group called Damageplan. That group was tragically cut short in 2004 when a crazy Pantera fan stormed the stage at one of their shows with a gun and shot and killed Dimebag and three others.

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