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Vinnie Paul Bio, Biography, Age, brother, Family, Career, Net Worth, Discography and Cause of Death (1964-2018)

Vinnie Paul Bio, Biography

Vincent Paul Abbott, also known as Vinnie Paul was born on 11 March 1964 and died on 22 June 2018. He was an American musician, songwriter and producer. He was popularly known for being the former drummer and co-founder of the heavy metal band Pantera. He was a member of supergroup Hellyeah. He additionally helped to establish the heavy metal band Damageplan in 2003 with his late younger sibling, Dimebag Darrell.

Background information

Vinnie Paul  Birth name

Vincent Paul Abbott

Vinnie Paul DOB

March 11, 1964 AbileneTexas, United States

Vinnie Paul  Death

June 22, 2018 (aged 54) Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
  • Heavy metal
  • groove metal
  • thrash metal Death Metal
  • southern metal
  • alternative metal
  • glam metal (early)
  • nu metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter,  Record producer
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • guitar
Years active 1981–2018
Labels Big Vin Records
Associated acts

Vinnie Paul Early years

Vincent Paul Abbott was born in Abilene, Texas on March 11, 1964. His parents are Jerry, a country music songwriter and producer, and Carolyn Abbott.

Vinnie Paul Career

Paul formed the heavy metal band Pantera in 1981 with his sibling Dimebag Darrell (at that point known as Diamond Darrell) and Terry Glaze on guitars, bassist Tommy D. Bradford, and vocalist Donnie Hart. Upon Hart’s flight, Glaze assumed vocal roles. In the mid-year of 1982, Bradford left the band and was succeeded by Rex Brown. The band released three albums with that lineup.

Pantera enlisted vocalist Phil Anselmo in 1987. By 1990, the band had been signed to Atco Records and released Cowboys from Hell, which ended up being the band’s defining moment. Through the span of four more studio records, a live album, and a greatest hits compilation, Anselmo and Pantera were named for four best metal performance Grammys for the melodies “I’m Broken“, “Suicide Note Pt. I“, “Cementry Gates“, and “Revolution Is My Name“.

In 2001, Anselmo chose to put Pantera on hold due to back pain while he toured and recorded with his side projects. Pantera’s official disbandment occurred in 2003 for a few reasons, but mainly due to ongoing dispute amongst Anselmo and the Abbott siblings, even though Rex Brown stayed unbiased. In the years to follow, animosity would stir up between Abbott and Anselmo. Anselmo had openly declared that he wished for Paul to pardon him and reform their friendship. However, Paul had expressed that he was not interested in speaking to Anselmo.

Paul said that his greatest drum influences are Peter Criss of KISS] and Tommy Aldridge—additionally mentioning that Bill Ward, John Bonham, Mikkey Dee, Alex Van Halen, and Neil Peart were also drummers to watch.

Vinnie Paul Latest projects and Hellyeah

After the death of his brother, Paul formed for Big Vin Records in February 2006 and released Rebel Meets Rebel and a DVD, Dimevision, Volume 1. Paul (alongside Cristina Scabbia, co-lead vocalist of Lacuna Coil) writes a month to month question-and-answer section in Revolver. Paul maintained endorsement deals ddrum, Sabian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks. He previously endorsed Tama, Pearl drums, and Remo drumheads and hardware.

Paul was not sure if he would return to music upon his brother’s death, but eventually joined in with the heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah, which also features vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett from Mudvayne, guitarist Tom Maxwell from Nothingface, and bassist Bob Zilla from Damageplan, who was called on to replace original bassist Jerry Montano. As of 2016, the group has released five albums, with the latest being Unden!able, released in June 2016.

For quite a long while, Paul had been endeavoring to publish a cookbook called Drumming an Appetite with Vinnie Paul.

Vinnie Paul Death and Cause

Vinnie Paul died on June 22, 2018, at the age of 54. News of his passing was initially released on the official Pantera Facebook page with no cause of death listed, stating only his association with bands Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah. The statement on Facebook also requested that the privacy of his family be respected.

Vinnie Paul  Net Worth

Vinnie Paul net worth: Vinnie Paul net worth as of 2017 was estimated at $6 million. This amount includes his assets and earnings from his labels and music.

Vinnie Paul Discography


  • Metal Magic (1983)
  • Projects in the Jungle (1984)
  • I Am the Night (1985)
  • Power Metal (1988)
  • Cowboys from Hell (1990)
  • Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
  • Far Beyond Driven (1994)
  • The Great Southern Trendkill (1996)
  • Official Live: 101 Proof (1997)
  • Reinventing the Steel (2000)


  • New Found Power (2004)

Rebel Meets Rebel

  • Rebel Meets Rebel (2006)


  • Hellyeah (2007)
  • Stampede (2010)
  • Band of Brothers (2012)
  • Blood For Blood (2014)
  • Unden!able (2016)

Vinnie Paul Tributes on Twitter

Fare thee well Vinnie Paul, Glob Intel


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