Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah drummer Vincent 'Vinnie' Paul Abbott has died today at the age of 54.

The band confirmed Abbott's death via Facebook:

Abbott co-founded the legendary metal band Pantera with his late brother 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott, who was tragically killed during a Damageplan show back in December of 2004 at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, OH.

Be listening to The Grindhouse with Tai and the Nitis this Sunday night at 8PM as we will celebrate his life and experiences with Vinnie. If you have any requests, send them to us at

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