Metal Celebrities React to the Death of Vinnie Paul


UPDATE, 8:51pm EDT: More tributes are available here, including from members of Metallica, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Trivium, Periphery, Shadows Fall and more. 

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Vinnie Paul has died at age 54. As is appropriate for a musician of his stature, tributes from other notable members of the metal community have begun to pour in. Here is a collection of some of those tributes:

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)

Slash (Guns N’ Roses)

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Robb Flynn (Machine Head)

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)

Devin Townsend

The Sword

Brendon Small (Dethklok)

Paul Stanley (Kiss)

David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater)

Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

David Davidson (Revocation)

Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain)

In Flames

Rivers of Nihil

Shawn Drover (Act of Defiance)

Monte Pittman

Chris Jericho (Fozzy)

Mark Hunter (Chimaira)


Papa Roach



Black Stone Cherry



Chris Alfieri (Vattnet)

John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe)

Brent Muscat (ex-Faster Pussycat)

Eddie Trunk

Don Jamieson

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