Vinnie Paul was an American musician, producer, and songwriter. Vinnie Paul was famous for being the co-founder and drummer of the heavy metal band Pantera. Similarly, He is one of the members of the Legendary Rock band to ever exist.
Table of Biography
Vinnie Paul full name Vincent Paul Abbott was born on March 11, 1964. He was born in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Likewise, he belonged to American nationality and was born under the star sign Pisces.
Moving on to his family, His parents were Jerry Abbott who was a country music songwriter and producer, and Carolyn Abbott. Similarly, he has a brother named Dimebag Darrel.
He and his brother founded the band Damageplan. As he was born to a musician, he was naturally drawn to music.
Similarly, he found out that he was more into the Rock genre and decided a pursue a career in it. There is no information available regarding his education and academics.
Unfortunately, Vinnie died on June 22, 2018, at his Las Vegas home at the age of 54. Later, the source revealed that he had died from dilated cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease.
Career and Professional Life
Vinnie Paul was the co-founder and drummer of the Heavy metal Rock band Pantera. The band has a huge fan following despite it being an almost three-decade-old band.
He co-founded the heavy metal band Pantera in the year 1981 with his brother Darrel and TerryGlaze.The band recruited vocalist Phil Anselmo in the year 1987.
Similarly, The band signed to Atco Records in the early 90s. Likewise, the band had released Cowboys from Hell. The album proved to be the rock band’s turning point.
Furthermore, the bands Anselmo and Pantera were nominated for the four best metal performances by the Grammys.
They were nominated for the songs “I’m Broken”, “Suicide Note Pt. I”, “Revolution Is My Name”, and “Cemetery Gates”.
Some of the most iconic songs of the band are cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display of Power (1992).
Moreover, Far Beyond Driven (1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996), and Reinventing the Steel (2000) also are equally famous.
After the band Pantera split up, the Abbott brothers founded another heavy metal band Damageplan.
The band consisted of members like former tattoo artist Bob Zilla and guitarist Pat Lachman on lead vocals. The band Damageplan recorded one album, New Found Power.
The album was made public on February 10, 2004. Similarly, some of the most iconic songs of the band are Save me 2004, Pride 2004, Breathing new life 2004, Blink of an eye 2004.
Likewise, the songs wake up 2004, Explode 2004, Moment of truth, and ashes to Ashes are equally popular as well.
Moreover, he has played a leading role in the formation of legendary rock bands like Pantera and Damageplan. He is regarded as one of the most talented drummers to ever exist.
Awards and Net worth
When it comes to awards, he has not received any of them. However, he has been nominated for Grammy Awards a couple of times.
Likewise, he certainly had earned a decent sum of wealth through his musical career. He had a net worth of $ 6 million at the time of his death.
Vinnie was in a relationship with his girlfriend Chelsey Yeager. Chelsey is an Instagram celebrity and model. Likewise, the pair met at a club in Vegas.
They had been dating for almost 5 years and were planning to get engages. However, their plans of engagement could not be possible because of his sudden death.
He maintained a clean internet profile. He had never involved himself in any sort of trouble or controversies.
The famous Drummer was in his mid-50s at the time of his death. As for his height, he stood at 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 75 kg. Likewise, he had black hair with a pair of shimmery black eyes.
Vinnie was quite famous on social media platforms. He himself was active on Instagram and had 182k followers on his verified Instagram account.