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Hellyeah Play First Show Since Vinnie Paul’s Death; May 11 Declared “Vinnie Paul Day” in Las Vegas

  • Axl Rosenberg

The Grammys may have snubbed Vinnie Paul, but the late, great drummer hasn’t been forgotten by his adopted hometown. Clark County, Nevada — what you and I know as “Las Vegas” — declared this past Saturday, May 11 to be “Vinnie Paul Day.” Although the drummer was, of course, a native Texan, Paul spent much of his time at his Vegas home, which is where he passed away last June.

Here’s video of the official proclamation:

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Clark County proclaimed today as Vinnie Paul Day #vinniepaul

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Not coincidentally, May 11 was also the date of a special Hellyeah show, which was intended as a tribute to Paul. It was the band’s first performance since the drummer’s death, and their debut with new skinsman Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour). The concert included multiple Pantera covers, as well as the live premiere of “333,” the first single from the band’s new album, which drops June 28. That album is also, of course, Paul’s final recording.

Fan-filmed video from the show is below.

[via The PRP]

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