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Since Vinnie Paul Abbott’s death this past Friday (June 22), a number of musicians have paid tribute to the late drummer on stage during shows.

Here’s a round-up of tributes that have happened so far.

Sebastian Bach

Bach posted a tearful video tribute to Vinnie Paul the night of his death, and during a gig on June 24 in Winnipeg, he performed Pantera’s “Cemetery Gates” in honor of his friend.

Sebastian Bach plays cemetery gates for Vinnie Paul

Sebastian Bach plays an amazing rendition of Cemetery Gates for his friend Pantera/HellYeah drummer Vinnie Paul RIP V.P.


Alice In Chains

The band was performing at Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 24 when they dedicated “Nutshell” to Vinnie Paul, a song they normally play in honor of Layne Staley and Mike Starr.

Alice In Chains dedicates "Nutshell" to Vinnie Paul at Hellfest in France (June 24, 2018)

Alice In Chains performing "Nutshell" at Hellfest at Val de Moine in Clisson, France on June 24, 2018. Jerry Cantrell often dedicates Nutshell to Layne Staley and Mike Starr, but this time he dedicated the song to Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, who passed away two days before the concert.



Megadeth also paid tribute to Vinnie Paul during their set at Hellfest with a performance of “My Last Words.”

Megadeth - My Last Words [Live at Hellfest 2018]

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Avenged Sevenfold

A7X also were on the bill at Hellfest where they fittingly dedicated their performance of “Hail To The King” to Vinnie Paul.

Avenged Sevenfold Live Hellfest 2018 Full Concert

R.I.P Vinnie Paul Setlist : 1. The Stage 2. Afterlife 3. Hail to the King (dedicated to Vinnie Paul) 4. Welcome to the Family 5. God Damn 6. Buried Alive 7. So Far Away 8. Nightmare (With Fan Cover) 9. Eternal Rest 10. M.I.A. 11. Bat Country 12. Shepherd of Fire 13.


Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Bonham addressed the crowd at a Camden, N.J. gig on June 23 and dedicated the iconic “Stairway To Heaven” to Vinnie Paul.

"Jason Dedicates Stairway To Heaven to Vinnie Paul" Jason Bonham@Camden, NJ 6/23/18

Vinnie Paul Dedication for Stairway to Heaven, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, BBT Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey; June 23rd, 2018; Opening for Foreigner & Whitesnake on the Jukebox Heroes; (Philadelphia area)



Bret Michaels addressed fans at Poison’s show in Holmdel, N.J. on June 23 and dedicated the show to Vinnie Paul.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.