PANTERA-, HELLYEAH- und DAMAGAPLAN Drummer Vincent Paul Abott verstarb gestern ploetzlich und aus bislange ungeklaerten Gruenden mit 54 Jahren. Im Statement heisst es:
"Vinnie Paul Abbott wasn’t just a drummer, he was an iconic fixture in the metal and hard rock community, a pioneer, and an absolute legend. He was a self taught drummer who went on to win many awards for his impeccable skills throughout his career.
A founding member of Pantera, DamagePlan and his current band HellYeah, Vinnie was a vital force for bands and millions of fans worldwide. Whether fans were turning their volume to 11 or headbanging their hearts out at live shows, Vinnie was an inspiration.
Today, the world not only lost a legend, but also a genuine human being who lived to put a smile on the faces of everyone he met. May he be reunited with his brother as we all strive to continue his legacy.
Everyone at Eleven Seven Music together with everyone at Kinda is heartbroken, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, bandmates, friends, and fans through this difficult time."