As you likely know, Pantera’s surviving members, singer Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown recently united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) for a world tour under, as Pantera.
Drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag co-founded Pantera. When they broke up in ’03, they started Damagplan. And on December 8, 2004, while playing a show at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dime was shot and killed onstage.
Vinnie died on June 22, 2018, at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 54. He died of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery disease.
Check out our interview with Vinnie, only months before he passed.
Written by Todd Hancock