Terrible news in rock ‘n’ roll … ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott passed away Friday (June 22) at the age of 54.
Former Van Halen members Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar have paid tribute:
Anthony wrote on Facebook: “So sad and heartbroken to hear of the death of my good friend Vinnie Paul. A great friend, human being, and incredible drummer. R.I.P. brother.”
Hagar wrote on Twitter: “Vinnie has been at nearly every birthday bash in Cabo from the beginning. I was at the cantina in Cabo late last night when I got the news. It sure is hard to believe. Great drummer, great guy and a great friend. Very sad.”