Posts Tagged ‘Rebel Meets Rebel’

Update 6/24/2018 8:19PM ET: Sources are reporting that someone close to the Abbott family are telling TMZ that Vinnie died from a Major heart Attack. Loudwire reached out to his management and this is the statement they released:

We have no knowledge of who spoke with TMZ.
Whoever spoke to them did so on their own and not
based on any factual information or authorization
from Vinnie’s family or Pantera management.

Our official statement remains:
Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul passed away on Friday, June 22.
Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands
Pantera and Hellyeah.
No further details are currently available.
When they are, an updated official statement will be released.
The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.
Thank you for your query.


180623013401-vinnie-paul-pantera-super-teaseI am still not quite sure what words I need to say to express the utter shock that the rock/metal world and I are in after the news broke of the passing of Former Pantera/Damageplan/Heallyeah drummer Vinnie Paul. At first, I had to do a search online to find out if this was one of those fake articles that are always posted on Facebook when it says a celebrity has died. CNN, the new site confirmed for me that Vinnie Paul born Vincent Paul Abbott died at the age of 54 years old. We still at this time do not know what the cause of death is, but what we do know is that he is finally reunited with his brother Dimebag Darrell. Vinnie along with his brother Dimebag were the co-founders of the groove metal band Pantera who dominated the metal scene with the release of Cowboys From Hell in 1990 and they continued to dominate with albums like Vulgar Display Of Power and Far Beyond Driven until the band broke up in 2002. They went on to start a new band in Damageplan releasing their only album in 2004 entitled New Found Power and toured with the act until the death of his brother in December of 2004.

getty638images-115361519jpgVinnie had taken some time off from the music scene releasing the home video collection Dimevision, Vol. 1 in 2006 as well as a never before heard collaboration album with Country music legend David Allen Coe entitled Rebel Meets Rebel. He didn’t get back in the studio until 2007 when he officially became a member of the supergroup Hellyeah which featured Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne, Tom Maxwell of Nothingface, and Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla to record the self titled debut album. Together the band would release five albums with the latest Unden!able coming out in 2016. It is said that Vinnie has laid down drum tracks for an upcoming album, but it is not known yet what will become of that album as of this time. The band however has released a statement with Tom Maxwell saying, “Just so broken hearted and in shock. I’m struggling to write this but we want to thank you all for your kind words and support in this tragic time. We don’t have much info to give you other then Vinnie is now with Dime and they are together in a better place. Sadness, shock, confusion, anger, despair. We feel it all together. Hug your loved ones and keep them close. Thank you all again for all your love. Vinnie will be and is greatly loved and missed but his music will live forever. Crank it loud today and scream to the heavens so he can hear you.” Fellow musicians and other celebrities have come out to pay tribute to one of the greatest drummers of the modern era. There is a lot more tributes online and on Twitter, but the ones below are just some of them. R.I.P. Vinnie Paul (1964-2018)

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We are celebrating Dimebag Darrell Week here on Moshpits and Movies because it is the ten year anniversary of the tragic death of one of metal’s greatest guitar players in Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Dimebag did a lot of colaborations back in the day and he performed with various artists besides the ones we know in Pantera, Damageplan, and Rebel Meets Rebel. He also did some covers with other artists for tribute albums and the song I chose was a cover of Believer he did with Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) for a Randy Rhoads tribute record. The song also features Kane Roberts (ex-Alice Cooper) on Rhythm Guitar, Mike Brignardello (Giant) on bass, and Michael Cartellone (ex-Damn Yankees) on Drums for this kick ass cover of the week track. Dimebag and company sound absolutely awesome on the track as does Sebastian Bach with the vocals. This is as good as it gets when it comes to covers and the solo by Dime is absolutely nuts in how close to the original it is with a Dime twist to it. Check it out below and remember Dimebag Forever!!!

DimebagTo help celebrate Dimebag Darrell Week here on Moshpits & Movies, we are celebrating the career of Dimebag Darrell, the late guitarist for mega metal band Pantera and Damageplan. On December 8, 2014, he was taken away fro us when a crazed fan went on stage and shot him to death and the metal world has never been the same since. Dimebag was one of the last great soldiers of metal who lived, ate, and breathed metal, but most importantly he loved his fans. You always here great stories of how he felt about his fans and how he treated them that it saddens you that he was taken away. Once again, that is why we are celebrating his career in metal, but for the Single Of The Week, I wanted to pick something that was outside of Pantera or Damageplan. One of my favorite projects that came out after his death was the collaboration that he and his brother Vinnie Paul would do with country legend and the infamous David Allen Coe. After all, I believe the story is that the first guitar Dimebag won was a David Allen Coe signature Dean Guitar so it could be fate, but the two first met in Fort Worth, Texas after having a conversation over the similarities between country and metal. The song I chose from the record is Nothin To Lose which at first sounds like a hard charging Pantera song with David Allen Coe singing over it with some hard charging bass from Rex Brown, but it shows you the beauty of infusing two different genres together to form Country Metal. Besides this song, it truly is an amazing record that if you are a fan of Pantera and Dimebag, then you need to check it out.

DimebagIt’ll be ten years since the tragic death of one of heavy metals greatest soldiers in Dimebag Darrell of Pantera/Damageplan/Rebel Meets Rebel fame. It was a loss that every metal fan no matter where in the world you were at the time it happened will never forget. Losing Dime left a huge hole in Metal that has still to this day not been filled and who knows when it will. So, to celebrate the amazing career and life of one of metal’s most genuine souls, we are going to celebrate it. What that means is starting on December 8TH, every music related post will have something to do with Dimebag Darrell unless it’s the rock and metal news post (cause that’s different) and it runs for a week straight. So, stay tuned here on Moshpits and Movies for one heck of a celebration!!!

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but we have added some new segments to the blog like Super Sunday, Tuesday Stand Up, and even Ass Whoopin Wednesdays which has been a lot of fun to do for me and I hope that all of you are enjoying it as well.  I hope in the near future to add some more cool things to talk about, but for now this is enough.