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After the news of Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah drummer, Vinnie Paul‘s death was announced last Saturday, the rock community has shaken off the initial shock and renowned musicians’ reactions to the tragedy have started to appear. Here are some of them:

Reactions to Vinnie Paul's death

Paul Stanley (KISS)

So sad to hear of the death of Vinnie Paul. Loved when Pantera did shows with us and in later years Vinnie was always front and center at all KISS shows. RIP and condolences to his family.”

Alice Cooper

Terribly saddened by the news of Vinnie Paul’s passing. Vinnie was a beloved fixture in the rock and metal communities and we will miss seeing him out on the road. His impact on heavy music is immeasurable. Rest In Peace Vinnie, condolences to your family, friends and fans.”

Zakk Wylde

GOD BLESS VINNIE PAUL – 1964-2O18 – FATHER VINNIE,Your Compassion for others & Your Love for seeing everyone around you Happy I will never forget – Your Heart of Gold Made The World a Better Place – Go be w/Your BELOVED BROTHER – I LOVE YOU – tBLSt SDMF.”

Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)

Rock in peace Vinnie Paul Say hi to brother Dime from all of us We love you . Wish you were still here. Gone too soon man . Thanks for the music. And more importantly 30 years of non stop friendship. How rare is that In this business? I’m really gonna miss you.”

Brett Michaels (Poison)

Vinnie was a great friend. My heart is aching. My prayers and condolences go out to his family, band and crew. Godspeed my friend.”

Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

I just woke up in Belgium to the news that my friend Vinnie Paul has passed away. Another metal hero taken too soon. Say hello to Daryl for me. Rest In Peace, my dear friend.

Zespół Anthrax

Can’t believe it. R.I.P to our brother Vinnie Paul.

Travis Barker

Rest In Peace Vinnie Paul. Heaven has Dimebag and Vinnie now.”

Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen)

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.”

Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen)

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.”

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